ROSCOSMOS • Executive Director for Human Space Flights
Sergei Krikalev is a Russian cosmonaut and Executive Director for Human Space Programs of the "Roscosmos" State Space Corporation.
After graduating from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute and earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 1981 Sergei Krikalev became an engineer and four years later became a civilian trainee cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut in 1985, in a year completed his basic training and was assigned to the Buran Shuttle program.
Sergei Krikalev has made 6 space flights from his first flight in 1988 to his sixth flight in 2005. Sergei has made eight spacewalks (EVA) and for 10 consecutive years he was the holder of the world record for the duration of a total stay in space - 803 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. He was in space when the Soviet Union was dissolved on December 1991, his return was delayed and he stayed on the MIR space station board for 311 consecutive days, twice as long as the mission had originally called for.
Sergei Krikalev was also the first Russian cosmonaut to fly an American shuttle in 1994.
In December 1998, he participated in the first mission to the ISS to assembly it. In October 2000, Sergei Krikalev began permanent manned presence to the ISS as a member of the first long-term international expedition crew. During this flight, the astronauts met the 21st century in orbit.
Mr. Krikalev was awarded with the Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Star of the Hero of the Russian Federation, he also was awarded four NASA medals, the Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd degree (Japan) and he is an officer of the Legion of Honor (France).
Mr. Krikalev is a Member of the National aerobatic team and a World Champion and a European champion on glider aerobatic.
The Global Space Exploration Conference 2021
14-18 June 2021
St. Petersburg, Russia
- GLEX 2021: Speakers
- Tuesday 15 June 2021: Plenary 1: 60th Anniversary Yuri Gagarin’s Spaceflight
- Wednesday 16 June 2021: Plenary 3: Going forward to the Moon - New Roads to Lunar Exploration
- Wednesday 16 June 2021: GNF: Forecasting Future Space Habitability: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of ISS Permanent Occupation
- Wednesday 16 June 2021: GNF: IAF-ASE Astronauts Panel
- Wednesday 16 June 2021: GNF: Towards a sustainable Moon Economy – Vision of agencies & industries
- Thursday 17 June 2021: Closing Ceremony
- Next Gen: Plenary Session - International Collaboration for Sustainable Space Exploration
- Next Gen: Parallel Working Groups
- Next Gen: Planterium Evening Reception
- Parallel Working Groups: Mercury Working Group
International Astronautical Congress 2019
21-25 October 2019
Washington, United States
International Astronautical Congress 2017
25-29 September 2017
The Global Space Exploration Conference 2017
6-8 June 2017
- Tuesday 6 June 2017: PLENARY 1: Heads of Agencies – HoA
- Tuesday 6 June 2017: IAF IDEA “3G” Diversity Luncheon
- Wednesday 7 June 2017: PLENARY 3: Fostering International Cooperation for Space Exploration – The Importance of The International Space Exploration Coordination Group
- Wednesday 7 June 2017: Exploration and Space Economy: the new paradigm of forefront developments
International Astronautical Congress 2016
26-30 September 2016