Oleg Artemyev


Oleg Artemyev
Expedition 39 crew portrait2.jpg
Born (1970-12-28) December 28, 1970 (age 50)
Other namesOleg Germanovich Artemyev
Space career
Roscosmos cosmonaut
Time in space
365 days 23 hours 5 minutes
Selection2003 RKKE Group
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
12 hours, 34 minutes
MissionsSoyuz TMA-12M (Expedition 39/40), Soyuz MS-08 (Expedition 55/56)
Mission insignia
Soyuz-TMA-12M-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 39 Patch.svg ISS Expedition 40 Patch.png Soyuz-MS-08-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 55 Patch.svg ISS Expedition 56 Patch.svg

Oleg Germanovich Artemyev (Russian: Олег Германович Артемьев; born December 28, 1970) is a Russian Cosmonaut for the Russian Federal Space Agency. He was selected as part of the RKKE-15 Cosmonaut group in 2003.[1] He was a flight engineer of Expedition 39 and 40 to the International Space Station, and in 2018 he returned to space as the Commander of Soyuz MS-08.

Personal life and education

Artemyev was born in Riga, Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, present-day Latvia, on December 28, 1970. He is married to Anna Sergeevna Malikhova.[2]

He graduated from the Tallinn Polytechnical School in 1990. In 1998, he graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree in Low Temperature Technology and Physics. Artemyev graduated from the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation in 2009, specializing in Personnel Management.


After his graduation, Artemyev served in the Soviet Army in Vilnius, Lithuania, until 1991. He has worked at RKKE since 1998.[1] At RKKE he was involving in developing testing procedures for Extra-vehicular Activity (EVA) equipment in neutral buoyancy at the hydrodynamics laboratory, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Artemyev was a member of the pre-launch processing team of the Zvezda Service Module working on the EVA and teleoperation control system. In 2000, he received medical clearance to begin special training related to space flight operation.

Cosmonaut career

Artemyev was selected as part of the RKKE-15 Cosmonaut group on May 29, 2003.[1] In the following years, he entered Soyuz and ISS specific training. In 2006, together with American astronauts Michael Barrat and Sandra Magnus, Artemyev completed survival training as part of Soyuz training procedures. Again in June 2006, Artemyev, Yuri Lonchakov and Oleg Skripochka completed emergency water training in Sevastopol followed by another session of survival training with Sergei Revin and space tourist Charles Simony in January 2007. In 2008, he was part of a testing campaign of the Orlan-MK space suit.

As part of the Soyuz Processing Team, Artemyev worked at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2010 and 2011. He was the descent module operator for the Soyuz TMA-01M mission. He also processed the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft that launched in 2011.[3]

Artemyev also has a personal vlog on YouTube where he films the daily life on the ISS.[4]


Artemyev was a crew member in the 15-day and 105-day precursor studies of the MARS-500 program between 2007 and 2009.

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.[5][6][7]

Expedition 55/56

Artemyev launched on March 21, 2018 as part of Expedition 55/56. He was the Commander of Soyuz MS-08.[8] He returned to Earth on October 5, 2018.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Oleg Artemyev". Spacefacts. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia. "Artemyev Oleg Germanovich". Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Oleg Artemyev". Spaceflight101: Space News and Beyond. Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2020-03-20.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Oleg Artemyev". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  5. ^ "ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst to fly to Space Station in 2014". European Space Agency. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  6. ^ Bergin, Chris; Harding, Pete (27 March 2014). "Soyuz TMA-12M successfully docks with ISS". NASA Spaceflight. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Station Trio Lands Completing 169 Days in Space". NASA.gov. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  8. ^ "ISS Expedition 56 Patch, 2018". NASA. October 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Soyuz brings three station fliers back to Earth – Spaceflight Now". spaceflightnow.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.

External links

  • Personal blog of Oleg Artemyev (in Russian)
  • Personal blog of Oleg Artemyev (English mirror)
  • Personal vlog of Oleg Artemyev on YouTube
  • Biography on Spacefacts.de
  • Biography on Spaceflight101
  • Oleg Artemyev on Twitter Edit this at Wikidata
  • Oleg Artemyev at Instagram