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Сергей Крикалёв – Russian cosmonaut

This small fan site is a modest tribute to the greatest spaceman ever!! It provides an overview of his life and spaceflights, up to his retiring from the Cosmonaut Group in 2009. Hs completed 6 spaceflights (two to the Mir space station, two Space Shuttle flights, two to the International Space Station), and from 1 July 2009 to 2014 became the first civilian Chief of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

He doesn’t seem to get the attention he deserves – certainly not in the West – so I hope this site can remedy things a bit. The information and photos on these pages are compiled from all that I could find on the Internet, and several helpful people. He has done so much in his life already, and there is plenty of material for a biography!

His name is often transliterated “Krikalev,” but is pronounced “Krikalyov”; I generally use the latter spelling.


  • As of 2014, this site is in hiatus, so it won’t be updated (except for any major events).
  • Site update – 8 August 2014: News item added
  • Site online since 6 October 2004