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Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu

Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Romanian aerospace engineer. Achievements include research in scientific experiments on board of Saliut-6 space station.


  • Prunariu, Dumitru-Dorin was born on September 27, 1952 in Brasov, Romania. Son of Simion and Elena Prunariu.

  • Education

    • Engineer diplomate, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1976. D Engineering, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1999. Graduate, National Defense College, Bucharest, 1999.


    • Diplomate engineer Aviation Factory I.A.R., Brasov, 1976—1977. Candidate cosmonaut Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Gagarin, Star City, Russia, 1978—1981. Chief inspector for aero-space activities Military Aviation Command, Bucharest, 1981—1990.

      Cief, deputy minister of transportation Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation, 1990—1991. Chief inspector for airspace activities Air Force Staff, 1991—1998. President Romanian Space Agency, since 1998.

      Co-leader project of reorganisation of the higher education and research institutions in Romania World Bank, Bucharest, 1992—1993. Associate professor Polytechnic University, Bucharest, 1984—1989. Vice-president European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management Foundation, Bucharest.

      Associate professor Academy of Economic Studies, International Relations Faculty, Bucharest, since 2000. Permanent representative sessions of the United Nations Association of Space Explorers, Vienna, 1993, member executive committee, Houston, 1995—2001. Air fleet general Romanian Air Force, 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in scientific experiments on board of Saliut-6 space station.


    • Author: (book) Five Minutes After a Space Flight, (science book) Psychologic Dimenssions of the Airspace Flight. Contributor book History of the Romanian Aviation. Author: Airspace Studies.

      Main guest (scientific radio and tv shows). Author: (book) Outer Space - Laboratory and Factory for the future of Mankind. Contributor book The Home Planet, articles to professional publications.


    Denomination: Russian Orthodox


    Master: National Grand Lodge of Romania. Member: Association of Space Explorers, International Aeronautic Federation, Astronaut. Commission of Romanian Academy, Romanian Aeronautical Federation, International Astronautic Academy (correspondent), American-Romanian Academy for Science and Arts (honorary), Hermann Oberth - Wernher von Braun German Rocket Society (honorary), Rotary Club, York Rite.


    • Married Crina Ursu; children: Radu-Cãtãlin, Ovidiu-Daniel.
    • father: Simion Prunariu
    • mother: Elena Prunariu
    • spouse: Crina Ursu
    • children: Radu-Cãtãlin Prunariu
    • Ovidiu-Daniel Prunariu
    Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu
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    Born September 27, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1976
      Polytechnic University
    • 1999
      Polytechnic University
    • 1999
      National Defense College
    • 1976 - 1977
      Diplomate engineer, Aviation Factory I.A.R.
      Brasov, Romania, Romania
    • 1978 - 1981
      candidate cosmonaut Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Gagarin
      Star City, Arkansas, United States
    • 1981 - 1990
      chief inspector for aero-space activities Military Aviation Command
      Bucharest, Vaslui, Romania
    • 1990 - 1991
    • 1991 - 1998
      chief inspector for airspace activities Air Force Staff
    • 1998
      president, Romanian Space Agency
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