Top 20 Astronaut celebrities in Russia
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Astronaut celebrities [Updated January 25, 2022].
Alexey Leonov was born
on May 30, 1934
He was a cosmonaut and the first human to embark on a space walk.
Gennady Padalka was born
on June 21, 1958
He has served on missions to both the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station, and in 2012 he conducted his ninth spacewalk.
Svetlana Savitskaya was born
on August 8, 1948
She visited the Salyut 7 Space Station twice.
Valentina Tereshkova was born
on March 6, 1937
She was chosen from 400 people to be a part of an USSR expedition on the Vostok 6.
Yuri Gidzenko was born
on March 26, 1962
He served as Commander of the Mir EO-20 mission aboard the Mir Space Station.
Grigori Nelyubov was born
on March 31, 1934
He committed suicide after his dismissal and was airbrushed out of the "Sochi Six" photo of the top members of the original cosmonaut group.
Yuri Gagarin was born
on March 9, 1934
in Klushino, Russia.
On April 12, 1961 he completed his orbit of the Earth, a feat that was not to be accomplished by Americans until 1962 by John Glenn
Konstantin Feoktistov was born
on February 7, 1926
He was selected as an engineer for cosmonaut training but was assigned a spaceflight before finishing.
Gherman Titov was born
on September 11, 1935
He had many other firsts: first person to orbit Earth multiple times, first to spend more than a day in space, first to sleep in space, and first to experience space sickness.
Georgy Shonin was born
on August 3, 1935
He was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union and Order of the Red Star, among other awards.
Georgy Dobrovolsky was born
on June 1, 1928
He was posthumously awarded the Order of Lenin and Hero of the Soviet Union.
Fyodor Yurchikhin was born
on January 3, 1959
He was a crewmember on the International Space Station assembly mission and has been aboard the ISS as part of Expeditions 15, 24/25, and 36.
Dmitri Kondratyev was born
on May 25, 1969
He served as Commander of Expedition 27 after flying into space as flight engineer on the crew of Expedition 26.
Boris Yegorov was born
on November 26, 1937
8450 Yegorov, an asteroid, was named after him.
Boris Volynov was born
on December 18, 1934
He flew two space missions and is twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
Boris Morukov was born
on October 1, 1950
He and his fellow Space Shuttle crew members prepared the International Space Station for its first permanent crew.
Andriyan Nikolayev was born
on September 5, 1929
He set endurance records at the time for the longest time a human had remained in orbit.
Andrei Borisenko was born
on April 17, 1964
He flew into space on Expedition 27 as a flight engineer before assuming the role of commander on the ISS.
Anatoli Ivanishin was born
on January 15, 1969
His first actual visit to space was in 2011 for Expeditions 29/30 to the ISS.
Alexander Misurkin was born
on September 23, 1977
His flight to the ISS on March 28, 2013 was the first to use the fast rendezvous approach, reaching the station in less than 6 hours.