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Oleg Artemyev Biography

Артемьев Олег Германович

Flight Engineer ISS,

EDUCATION: In 1990 graduated from the Tallinn Polytechnic Institute.
In 1998 graduated from the Moscow Bauman Technical University with a degree in low temperature physics and technology.

EXPERIENCE: In 1990 – 1991 he served in the Soviet Army in Vilnius, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (presently Lithuanian Republic).

Since 1998 till 2011 worked at the Energia Rocket Space Corporation.

COSMONAUT SELECTION DATE AND CLASS: In January 2003 successfully passed technical examinations at the Energia Rocket Space Corporation.

On May 29, 2003, the Interdepartmental Board assigned him to the GCTC Cosmonaut Corps for basic training.

On June 16, 2003, he started basic training for spaceflight and completed the training course on June 28, 2005, by passing state examinations at the GCTC with excellent scores.

On July 5, 2005, he was certified as a test cosmonaut.

SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING: January 29-31, 2005, Artemiev participated in winter survival training with Michael Barratt and Sandra Magnus, NASA astronauts, as a crew commander. Emergency landing of the Soyuz Descent Module was simulated in the Moscow Region forest and lasted for two days.

June 2-10, 2006, he took part in water survival training with Yuri Lonchakov and Oleg Skripochka. The Soyuz Descent Module emergency landing to the water was simulated near Sevastopol, Ukraine.

January 16-27, 2007, participated in winter survival training with Charles Simonyi from the USA and Sergey Revin in the forest 30 km away from Moscow.

November 15-29, 2007, he participated in a 14-day-long test as a part of the MARS-500 Experiment.

From March 31 to July 14, 2009, took part in a 105-day-long preparatory experiment for MARS-500.

CURRENT STATUS: Since 2011 he is a test cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Cosmonaut Corps.

Expedition 39/40

Artemyev was a member of the Expedition 39/Expedition 40 long-duration International Space Station crew. The mission launched on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on March 25, 2014, and returned to Earth on September 11, 2014.

Expedition 55/56

Artemyev launched on March 21, 2018 as part of Expedition 55/56. He was the Commander of Soyuz MS-08. He returned to Earth on October 5, 2018.

Expedition 66/67

Artemyev launched for the third time on March 18, 2022 on board Soyuz MS-21. He joined the International Space Station Expedition 66 and is planned to become part of the Expedition 67 crew. Later in Expedition 67, he assumed the command of the International Space Station from Thomas Marshburn on 5 May 2022.

Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev