Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov

  • Soyuz TMA -18 ( 2010)   ISS Expedition 23
  • ISS Expedition 24

Alexander Alexandrovich Skvortsov (Russian Александр Александрович Скворцов; born May 6, 1966 in Schtscholkowo, Moscow Oblast, Soviet Union ) is a Russian cosmonaut. He is the son of 1968 excreted without cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov mission.


In 1987 he graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy in Stavropol. In 1997 he graduated from the Academy of Air Defence Forces. He is a colonel in the reserve of the Russian Air Force.

Cosmonauts activity

On 28 July 1997 Skvortsov was selected as a cosmonaut, he completed his basic training from Cosmonaut in November 1999.

Skvortsov was the replacement for Maxim Surajew during its flight as commander of the Soyuz TMA -16 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Skvortsov was Flight Engineer of ISS Expedition 23 and commander of the ISS Expedition 24 The start of the Soyuz TMA -18 to the ISS took place on April 2, 2010. The landing took place on 25 September 2010 in Kazakhstan.

It is intended for the ISS Expeditions 39 and 40 to the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA -12M launched on 25 March 2014, the coupling could not be carried out as planned and took place only on 27 March due to problems with the spaceship control.