|Konstantin Anatolyevich Valkov|
November 11, 1971 |
|Selection||1997 TsPK Cosmonaut Group|
Early life and education
Valkov was born in Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia on November 11, 1971. In 1994, he graduated from Barnaul Higher Military Air School of Pilots and subsequently became a Colonel in the Russian Air Force.
Valkov was selected as part of the TsPK-12 group of cosmonauts to train at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 1997. He then completed basic training in 1999. He retired without flying in space in 2012.
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