Pyotr Dubrov


Pyotr Dubrov
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Born (1978-01-30) January 30, 1978 (age 43)
OccupationSoftware engineer
Space career
Roscosmos cosmonaut
Time in space
Currently in space
Selection2012 RSA Group
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
15 hours 13 minutes
MissionsSoyuz MS-18/Soyuz MS-19 (Expedition 64/65/66)
Mission insignia
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Pyotr Valerievich Dubrov (Russian: Пётр Валерьевич Дубров; born 30 January 1978) is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut selected by Roscosmos in 2012.

Early life and education

Dubrov was born on 30 January 1978 in Khabarovsk, Russia. He attended secondary school No. 13 of Khabarovsk and went on to study at Khabarovsk State Technical University, graduating in 1999 with a degree in Software for Computer Engineering and Automated Systems. After graduating he went on to work as a senior software engineer at CBOSS Development International LLC.[1]

Cosmonaut career

Dubrov was selected by Roscosmos as a cosmonaut on 8 October 2012, as one of eight cosmonauts selected as part of Roscosmos's 2012 selection group. Included in his group was Anna Kikina, one of very few female cosmonauts selected by the agency.[2]

Dubrov and his seven group mates began training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on 29 October 2012. From February 4 to February 6, 2013 he participated in winter survival training alongside cosmonauts Anna Kikina and Oleg Blinov, training for an unlikely emergency Soyuz landing in which rescue crews are not able to reach the spacecraft for several days. He graduated from cosmonaut training on 15 July 2014.[3]

In 2020 he was assigned to the backup crew of Soyuz MS-17, backing up Russian cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov as Flight Engineer on ISS Expedition 63/64.[4] Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, he traveled to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas for training on the ISS USOS.

Expedition 64/65/66

Dubrov launched aboard Soyuz MS-18 in April 2021 for his first long duration mission aboard the International Space Station.[5]


On May 14, 2021, the Interagency Committee approved the composition of the ISS main and alternate crews for the period 2021-2023.[6] Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (commander) and the crew of the film "The Challenge": actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, will go to the ISS on the Soyuz MS-19. The drama is a joint project of Roscosmos, Channel One and the Yellow, Black and White studio.[7][8] The alternates chosen after passing the medical committee are: New Drama Theater actress Alyona Mordovina, director Alexei Dudin[9] and the commander Oleg Artemyev.[10] Since May 24 the crew members have been training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.[11] On July 23, the prime crew participated in a four-hour simulation inside a Soyuz replica while wearing the Sokol suit[12] and on July 30, the spacecraft had its pre-launch preparation started.[13]

It is planned that the director and actress will return to Earth on October 17, 2021 on Soyuz MS-18, with Commander Oleg Novitskiy. Cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov and astronaut Mark Vande Hei, who arrived at the ISS on Soyuz MS-18, will join Shkaplerov on the landing of Soyuz MS-19.[14][15] Soyuz MS-19 is scheduled to land on March 28, 2022.[16]


The film, which according to Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, is an "experiment to see if Roscosmos can prepare two ordinary people to fly in about 3 or 4 months" has received opposition from the scientific and aerospace communities, as to the fact that they remove trained cosmonauts from their flights, a misuse of public money,[17] or even that using the station's resources for non-scientific purposes would be illegal.[18] Sergei Krikalev, director of crewed programs at Roscosmos, reportedly lost his position by speaking out against the project,[19] but was reinstalled after a few days following protests from cosmonauts on and off active duty.[11]

Movie portion to be shot on ISS

Klim Shipenko will have to shoot about 35-40 minutes of film on the ISS, as well as taking on the position of director, operator, art director, and makeup artist. Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov will appear in the film,[20] with Dubrov and Mark Vande Hei assisting in the production.[21] Shkaplerov will appear in some scenes of the movie.[22]


  1. ^ "Биографии космонавтов СССР и РФ" (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  2. ^ "Набор 2012 года" (in Russian). 2019-02-04. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  3. ^ "Пётр Валерьевич Дубров" (in Russian). 2020-10-14. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  4. ^ "Экипажи на подготовке" (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  5. ^ РОСКОСМОС [@roscosmos] (3 November 2020). "Роскосмос утвердил основной и дублирующий экипажи МКС-65. Запуск корабля #СоюзМС18 запланирован на апрель следующего года 🚀 Основной экипаж: 👨🚀 Олег Новицкий; 👨🚀 Петр Дубров; 👨🚀 Сергей Корсаков. Их дублёры: 👨🚀 Антон Шкаплеров; 👨🚀 Андрей Бабкин; 👨🚀 Дмитрий Петелин." (Tweet) (in Russian). Archived from the original on 21 July 2021. Retrieved 27 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Космонавты готовятся к очередной экспедиции на МКС" (in Russian). ЦПК им. Ю.А.Гагарина. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
  7. ^ "Актриса и режиссер фильма «Вызов» полетят к МКС 5 октября" (in Russian). ТАСС. 2021-04-29. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  8. ^ "Экспедиция МКС-65/66. План полёта". Русский космос (in Russian). April 2021. p. 17.
  9. ^ "Фильм «Вызов»: итоги медкомиссии" (in Russian). Роскосмос. 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  10. ^ Носенкова С. (April 2021). "В открытом космосе рекорды не самая хорошая вещь". Русский космос (in Russian).
  11. ^ a b "Russian Movie in Space Part 8". 2021-07-10. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  12. ^ "У основного экипажа МКС-66 начались совместные тренировки" (in Russian). 2021-07-23. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  13. ^ "На Байконуре началась предполетная подготовка корабля «Союз МС-19»" (in Russian). 2021-07-30. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  14. ^ "Срок полета двух членов экипажа «Союза МС-18» увеличат". ТАСС (in Russian). 2021-03-14. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  15. ^ "На МКС 10 человек". Роскосмос (in Russian). 2021-04-09. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  16. ^ "ISS: Expedition 67". 2021-06-15. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  17. ^ "Russian actresses who will compete for trip to ISS identified". 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  18. ^ "Russia looks for actress to steal Tom Cruise space movie thunder". 2020-11-04. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  19. ^ "СМИ: Космонавт Сергей Крикалев лишился должности в «Роскосмосе» после критики идеи съемок на МКС" (in Russian). 2021-06-13. Retrieved 2021-07-25.
  20. ^ "Создатели научно-просветительского проекта «Вызов» раскрыли некоторые секреты фильма" (in Russian). 2021-07-31. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  21. ^ "Russia to switch to year-long expeditions to orbital outpost, says Roscosmos chief". 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  22. ^ "Soyuz MS-19 | Soyuz 2.1a". Everyday Astronaut. 2021-10-01. Retrieved 2021-10-01.