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Aleksandr Samokutyayev

Aleksandr Samokutyayev

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/13/1970
  • First Flight: 04/04/2011
  • Last Flight: 09/25/2014


Aleksandr Samokutyayev, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 2 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Samokutyayev (Александр Михайлович Самокутяев – born 13 March 1970 in Penza / Penza Oblast / Russian SFSR) is a former Russian cosmonaut. Samokutyayev served as a Flight Engineer for the International Space Station (ISS) long duration Expedition 27/28 missions. He also served as the Soyuz TMA-21 commander. He most recently served on the Soyuz TMA-14M Expedition 41/42 crew aboard the ISS. He was hired as a cosmonaut in the summer of 2003.

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