Andrey Fedyaev

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Andrey Fedyaev
Андрей Федяев
Born (1981-02-26) 26 February 1981 (age 42)
OccupationTest cosmonaut
Space career
Previous occupation
Pilot, VVS
RankMajor, VVS
Time in space
185 days, 22 hours and 43 minutes
SelectionTsPK-16 Cosmonaut Group
MissionsSpaceX Crew-6 (Expedition 68/69)
Mission insignia

Andrey Valerievich Fedyaev (Russian: Андрей Валерьевич Федяев; born February 26, 1981) is a Russian cosmonaut.


Fedyaev received an engineering degree in air transport and Air Traffic Control from the Balashov Military Aviation School in 2004. Following graduation, Fedyaev joined the Russian Air Force in the 317th mixed aviation segment. He obtained the rank of major before his retirement in 2013. He logged over 500 hours in Russian aircraft.

Fedyaev was selected as a cosmonaut in 2012. He reported to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 2012 and was named a test cosmonaut on June 16, 2014.

On July 15, 2022, he was assigned to the SpaceX Crew-6 mission after a recent crew swap agreement between NASA and Roscosmos.[1] The mission launched on March 2, 2023, at 5:34 UTC. He was one of the mission specialists, along with the Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi.[2]


On March 2, 2023, at 5:34 UTC, he launched from Kennedy Space Center (NASA) pad 39A in Florida as part of the crew of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission on SpaceX's private, reusable American Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 heavy-lift launch vehicle to the International Space Station.[3][4] Participant of Expedition 68/Expedition 69 space expeditions. Became the second Russian cosmonaut to fly on Crew Dragon.

On April 19, 2023, when Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin went into space to transfer the radiator needed to remove thermal loads from the MLM to the multipurpose laboratory module (MLM) Nauka, and on May 3-4, 2023, when the airlock was transferred and installed on the MLM Nauka, Andrey Fedyaev controlled the ERA manipulator from the station.[5][6]

On May 6, 2023, Fedyaev, as part of the Crew-6 mission crew, participated in the redocking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft from the upper node of the Harmony module of the US segment of the ISS to the forward node of the same module.[7]


  1. ^ Meghan Bartels (2022-07-21). "SpaceX's next astronaut launch for NASA slips to late September". Retrieved 2023-01-09.
  2. ^ Bardan, Roxana (2022-12-21). "NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Commercial Crew Space Station Launch". NASA. Retrieved 2023-01-09.
  3. ^ "Crew Dragon с космонавтом «Роскосмоса» стартовал к МКС". Интерфакс. 2023-03-02. Retrieved 2023-03-02.
  4. ^ Sawyer Rosenstein (2023-03-01). "SpaceX, NASA launch Crew-6 to the ISS". Archived from the original on 2023-03-01. Retrieved 2023-03-02.
  5. ^ "Космонавт Петелин рассказал о работе в открытом космосе". ТАСС. 2023-04-20. Retrieved 2023-04-20.
  6. ^ "Космонавты завершили продлившийся более семи часов выход в открытый космос". ТАСС. 2023-05-04. Retrieved 2023-05-04.
  7. ^ "Корабль Crew Dragon с Андреем Федяевым перестыковался на другой узел МКС". Роскосмос. Retrieved 2023-05-07.

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