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Oleg Kotov

Oleg Kotov

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 10/27/1965
  • First Flight: 04/07/2007
  • Last Flight: 09/25/2013


Oleg Kotov, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 6 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Oleg Valeriyevich Kotov (Russian: Олег Валериевич Котов) was born on October 27, 1965, in Simferopol, Crimean oblast in the Ukrainian SSR. After a career as a physician assigned to the Soviet space program, he joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He has flown two long duration spaceflights on the International Space Station logging just short of a year in space. Most recently, Kotov flew on the Soyuz TMA-10M/Expedition 37/Expedition 38 long duration spaceflight, from September 2013 until March 2014.

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