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|Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev|
January 16, 1948 |
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
|Rank||Colonel, Russian Air Force|
Time in space
|651d 00h 02m|
|Selection||1978 Intercosmos Group|
Total EVA time
|82 hours, 22 minutes|
|Missions||Mir EP-2 (Soyuz TM-5 / Soyuz TM-4), Soyuz TM-9, Soyuz TM-15, STS-71, Mir, Soyuz TM-21, Soyuz TM-26|
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 and one daughter, Gennady (born 1975), Illya (1980), and Alexandra Gartner (1996). His daughter Alexandra is currently studying at Yale to be an astronaut, following in the footsteps of her father. 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".
- 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.