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Anatoly Solovyev

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Nationality  Russian
Total EVAs  16
First space flight  Soyuz TM-4
Status  Retired
Extravehicular activities  16
Time in space  651d 00h 02m
Name  Anatoly Solovyev
Other occupation  Test pilot
Selection  1978 Intercosmos Group
Role  Cosmonaut

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Born  January 16, 1948 (age 67) Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (1948-01-16)
Space missions  Soyuz TM-9, Soyuz TM-26, Soyuz TM-4, Soyuz TM-5, Soyuz TM-21, Soyuz TM-15, Mir, STS-71
Rank  Colonel, Russian Air Force
Similar People  Nikolai Budarin, Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov, Viktor Savinykh, Pavel Vinogradov, Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov

Total EVA time  82 hours, 22 minutes

Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev (Russian: Анатолий Яковлевич Соловьёв; born January 16, 1948 – alternate spelling "Solovyov") is a retired Russian and Soviet cosmonaut and pilot. Solovyev holds the world record on the number of spacewalks performed (16), and accumulated time spent spacewalking (over 82 hours).



Graduated from the Lenin Komsomol Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School in 1972.


Solovyev's parents are Yakov Mikhailovich Solovyev (father), deceased in 1980 and Antonia Pavlovna Soloveva, who resides in Riga. He is married to Natalya Vasilyevna Solovyeva (née Katyshevtseva), with whom he has two sons, Gennady (born 1975), Illya (1980). Solovyev resides in Star City.

Awards and honors

  • Hero of the Soviet Union (USSR);
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR (USSR);
  • Order For Merit to the Fatherland 2nd and 3rd classes;
  • Order of Lenin (USSR);
  • Order of the October Revolution (USSR);
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (USSR);
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration".
  • Foreign awards:

  • Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Order of Georgi Dimitrov (Bulgaria);
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (France);
  • Order of Stara Planina (Republic of Bulgaria);
  • two NASA Space Flight Medals.
  • References

    Anatoly Solovyev Wikipedia

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