Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Oleg Valeriyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  27.10.1965
Birthplace:  Simferopol / Simferopol Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  09.02.1996
Selection group:  MKS
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC) / Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-10 / ISS-15  Commander  07.04.2007 - 21.10.2007 196d 17h 05m 
2  Soyuz TMA-17 / ISS-22 / ISS-23  Commander / ISS-CDR  20.12.2009 - 02.06.2010 163d 05h 32m 
3  Soyuz TMA-10M / ISS-37 / ISS-38  Commander / ISS-CDR  25.09.2013 - 11.03.2014 166d 06h 25m 
Total  526d 05h 02m 
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-28  Research Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz TMA-08M  Commander

Additional information

Colonel, Russian Air Force; M.D. from Moscow Sergei M. Kirov Military Medicine Academy, 1980; then he worked in TsPK, medical department; was selected as cosmonaut on 09.02.1996; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 03.06.1996 - 18.03.1998; was assigned as double for Soyuz TM-28; hobbies: swimming, computers. Kotov became the 100th Russian in space; since 30.01.2009 Deputy Commander of the TsPK cosmonaut corps; since 2011 Deputy Chief of Cosmonaut Training Center TsPK.

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Last update on March 14, 2014.