Anna Kikina

Summary

Anna Yuryevna Kikina
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Born (1984-08-27) 27 August 1984 (age 37)
Novosibirsk, Russia
StatusActive
NationalityRussian
OccupationTest cosmonaut
Space career
Current occupation
Engineer
SelectionTsPK-16 Cosmonaut Group
MissionsSoyuz MS-22 (Expedition 68/69)

Anna Yuryevna Kikina (Russian: Анна Юрьевна Кикина, born 27 August 1984 in Novosibirsk) is a Russian engineer and test cosmonaut, selected in 2012.[1] She is the only woman cosmonaut currently in active service at Roscosmos.[2] In June 2020, fellow cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko said that Kikina is expected to fly on a fall 2022 mission to the International Space Station and perform a spacewalk during the mission.[3] In September 2021, RIA Novosti reported that Kikina had been assigned to the Soyuz MS-22 mission, set to launch on 21 September 2022, for a 188-day mission.[4]

Education

Kikina graduated with honors from the Novosibirsk State Academy of Water Transportation Engineering.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Russia's 2nd Post-Soviet Female Cosmonaut in Line for Space Station Mission". themoscowtimes.com. 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Russia's only woman cosmonaut inspires one-of-a-kind Barbie doll". collectSPACE. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Россиянка-космонавт может полететь в космос через два года (English translation: "Russian cosmonaut can fly into space in two years")". Gazeta. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Кикина может побить рекорд пребывания россиянок в космосе" [Kikina can break the record for Russian women in space]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 26 September 2021. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Cosmonaut Biography: Anna Kikina". Spacefacts. Retrieved 13 July 2020.