Konstantin Valkov

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Konstantin Anatolyevich Valkov
RKA Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian
Status Retired
Born (1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 45)
Kamensk-Uralsky, Russia
Rank Colonel
Selection 1997 TsPK Cosmonaut Group

Konstantin Anatolyevich Valkov (Russian: Константин Анатольевич Вальков; November 11, 1971- ) is a Russian former Cosmonaut. He was selected as part of the TsPK-12 Cosmonaut group in 1997.[1][2]


Early life and education[edit]

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.[1]

Cosmonaut career[edit]

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.[1] He retired without flying in space in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Konstantin Valkov". Spacefacts. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Valkov". Astronautix. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010.