Anatoly Solovyev

Anatoly Solovyev

Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev
Nationality Russian
Status Retired
Born (1948-01-16) January 16, 1948
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 in Riga – 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]


  • Education 1
  • Family 2
  • Awards and honors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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, Gennady (born 1975), and Illya (1980). Solovyev resides in Star City.

Awards and honors

Foreign awards:


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

External links

  • Cosmonaut biographies, Gagarin Training Center
  • NASA Biography