Сергей Крикалёв – Russian cosmonaut
- Site update – 29 May 2012: News item added
- Site online since 6 October 2004
This site is a modest tribute to the greatest spaceman ever!! It provides an overview of his life and spaceflights. To date he has completed 6 spaceflights (two to the Mir space station, two Space Shuttle flights, two to the International Space Station), and from 1 July 2009 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!
If anyone could provide me with additional information or previously-unseen photos, I would be grateful! This is not an official site; I have never spoken to him :-(, but if anyone knows him, please tell him about this site!!!
(Note: his name is often transliterated “Krikalev”, but is pronounced “Krikalyov”; I generally use the latter spelling.)