Sergei Revin was born on January 12, 1966 in Moscow Russia. In 1989, Revin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology in 1989. From 1989 to 1993, Revin worked at the NPO IT Facility in Korolev. Later, he transitioned to NPO Energia working with Space Hardware Design and Construction. He was selected by Roscosmos and RSC Energia as Cosmonaut Candidate in 1996 and completed two years of basic training and evaluations before graduating. His graduation was delayed several months due to medical problems with his vestibular system. In 1998, he became a test Cosmonaut and started space flight training. He joined the ISS program and was assigned technical duties associated with Russian Segment Systems. Revin served as backup crewmember for several ISS Expeditions before being selected as prime Flight Engineer for the Expedition 29/30 and eventually 31/32 Mission after being replaced by Anatoly Ivanishin on Increment 29/30. He is a Space Flight Rookie.
Sergei Revin is married to Irina Setyanova. He has one Child, Yaroslava S., born in 2000. He enjoys sports, ballooning and traveling.