Anatoly Solovyev

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Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev
Nationality Russian
Status Retired
Born (1948-01-16) January 16, 1948 (age 69)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Other occupation
Test Pilot
Rank Colonel, Russian Air Force
Time in space
651d 00h 02m
Selection 1978 Intercosmos Group
Total EVAs
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
Mission insignia

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).[1]


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[edit]

Foreign awards:


  1. ^ Wade, Mark (2008). "Solovyev web page". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 

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