Anatoli Ivanishin

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Anatoli Alekseievich Ivanishin
Анатолий Алексеевич Иванишин
Anatoli Ivanishin 2011.jpg
Born (1969-01-15) 15 January 1969 (age 50)
Irkutsk, Soviet Union
Space career
Time in space
280d 09h 53m
Selection2003 Cosmonaut Group (TsPK-13)
MissionsSoyuz TMA-22 (Expedition 29/30), Soyuz MS-01 (Expedition 48/49)
Mission insignia
Soyuz-TMA-22-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 29 Patch.png ISS Expedition 30 Patch.png Soyuz-MS-01-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 48 Patch.png ISS Expedition 49 Patch.png

Anatoli Alekseyevich Ivanishin (Russian: Анатолий Алексеевич Иванишин; born 15 January 1969 in Irkutsk) 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 was the Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 49.


Ivanishin is married to Svetlana Ivanishina. They have one son, Vladislav Ivanishin, born in 1993. His father is Alexey Ivanishin and his mother is Nina Ivanishina.[1]


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.[2]


Anatoly Ivanishin participates in a training session at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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.[citation needed]

Cosmonaut career[edit]

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.

Expedition 29 / 30[edit]

The launch of Soyuz TMA-22 in blizzard conditions
Ivanishin(left) pictured with his fellow Soyuz crew members during Expedition 30

Ivanishin traveled to the International Space Station to serve as a Flight Engineer for ISS long duration Expedition 29/30 missions. Following a two-day solo flight Soyuz TMA-22 docked to the ISS on 16 November 2011. Soyuz commander Anton Shkaplerov, Ivanishin and Dan Burbank started ISS Expedition 29 (together with Expedition 28 crew members Sergey Volkov, Satoshi Furukawa and Michael Fossum). They spent 165 days in space before returning to Earth on 27 April 2012.

Expedition 48 / 49[edit]

Ivanishin(left) pictured giving Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams a haircut

Ivanishin traveled to the International Space Station for his second spaceflight as Soyuz commander of Soyuz MS-01, and was the Commander of Expedition 49.

Ivanishin(left) alongside fellow Soyuz crew members shortly after docking to the ISS

MS-01 launched on 9 July 2016 and docked with the ISS after a two-day rendezvous. During their two-day transit from the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the station, the crew tested a variety of upgraded systems on their Soyuz MS spacecraft. They returned to Earth after 115 days in space, bringing Ivanishin's total flight time to 280 days.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Анатолий Алексеевич Иванишин". 30 April 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  2. ^ NASA (26 August 2011). "Preflight Interview: Anatoly Ivanishin". NASA. Retrieved 16 September 2011.

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Preceded by
Jeffrey Williams
ISS Expedition Commander
6 September 2016 to 30 October 2016
Succeeded by
Robert S. Kimbrough