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|Anatoli Alekseievich Ivanishin
Анатолий Алексеевич Иванишин
15 January 1969 |
Time in space
|165 days 07 hours 31 minutes|
|Selection||2003 Cosmonaut Group (TsPK-13)|
|Missions||Soyuz TMA-22 (Expedition 29/30)|
Anatoli Alekseyevich Ivanishin (Russian: Анатолий Алексеевич Иванишин; born Irkutsk, Russia 15 January 1969) is a Russian cosmonaut. His first visit to space was to the International Space Station on board the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft as an Expedition 29/Expedition 30 crew member, launching in November 2011 and returning in April 2012.
Ivanishin is married to Svetlana Ivanishina. They have one son, Vladislav, born in 1993. His father is Alexey Ivanishin and his mother is Nina Ivanishina.
In 1986 Ivanishin finished secondary school education from Irkutsk. In 1986 he unsuccessfully attempted to enter the Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots. He entered the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute, and in 1987 completed his first year. In his second attempt Ivanishin entered the Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School in 1987, and in 1991 graduated with a gold medal. In 2003 Ivanishin graduated from the Moscow State University in Economics, Statistics and Information Theory.
Since 1991, Ivanishin has served in combatant units of the Russian Air Force. After graduating from the Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School, he served in the Borisoglebsk military unit, Voronezh region, where Ivanishin flew MiG-29 jet fighter planes. Since 1992, he served as a senior fighter pilot in the 159th Fighter Aviation Regiment based in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, part of the 6th Air Army. During the service he flew Su-27 jet fighter aircraft. He has logged 507 hours of flying time and has successfully made 180 parachute jumps.
On 29 May 2003 Ivanishin was enlisted as a cosmonaut candidate to go through space training. On 16 June 2003, he began training and passed the state examinations with a rating of "excellent" on 28 June 2005. On 5 July 2005 Ivanishin was awarded the test cosmonaut qualification.
Ivanishin served as the Soyuz TMA-20 backup commander, a mission launched to the International Space Station on 15 December 2010.
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