Was born 20 February 1972, in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukrainian SSR.

Anton Nikolaevich


In 1989 — graduated from secondary school No. 30 in the city of Sevastopol;

from 1989 to 1992 — studied at the Chernihiv Higher Military Aviation Pilot School;

in 1992 he was transferred to the Kachinsk Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, from which he graduated with honors in 1994 with a degree in Command Tactical Aviation with the qualification of a pilot-engineer;

from 1994 to 1997 — studied at the Air Force Academy named after Professor N. E. Zhukovsky, from which he graduated with a degree in Aircraft Testing with the qualification of Pilot-Engineer-Researcher;

from 2006 to 2010 — studied at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation and graduated with honors in the Jurisprudence specialty with the Lawyer qualification;

in 2014 — defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of technical sciences at the Air Force Academy named after Professor N. E. Zhukovsky and Yu. A. Gagarin.


After graduating from the Academy named after N. E. Zhukovsky he served in the Air Force units as a pilot, senior pilot;

Since 1998 he served as a senior instructor pilot of the Sky Hussars aerobatics group of the Air Force Aircraft Demonstration Center at the Kubinka air base, Moscow Region.


September 12, 2002 — received a positive conclusion (admission to special training) at a meeting of the Main Medical Commission (MMC);

On May 29, 2003 at a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for the selection of cosmonauts, he was enrolled in the cosmonaut corps of the Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center for general space training (GST);

July 5, 2005 — qualified as a test cosmonaut.


Military instructor pilot 2nd class, cosmonaut 1st class, parachute service instructor, diving officer. He mastered the Yak-52, L-39, MiG-29 aircraft. The total flight time is over 500 hours. Completed over 300 parachute jumps.
November 14, 2011 — April 27, 2012 as Soyuz TMA-22 commander and ISS-29/30 flight engineer. During the flight, he performed a spacewalk lasting 6 hours and 15 minutes. The flight duration was 165 days 07 hours 31 minutes.
Callsign: Astraeus.
November 24, 2014 — June 11, 2015 as Soyuz TMA-15M commander and ISS-42/43 flight engineer. During the period of activity on board the ISS, the cosmonaut conducted about 50 scientific researches and experiments, performed onboard photo and video shooting, and also prepared his Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for return from orbit.
The duration of work on board the station was 199 days 16 hours 42 minutes.
Callsign: Astraeus.
December 17, 2017 — June 3, 2018 as Soyuz MS-07 commander, ISS-54 flight engineer and ISS-55 commander. In accordance with the flight program, Anton Shkaplerov performed work with the Russian transport cargo ships Progress MS and the American Dragon, Cygnus, met the Soyuz MS-08. On February 2, 2018, he made one spacewalk lasting 08 hours 12 minutes, which became a new Russian record. The duration of the crew’s work on board the station was 168 days 05 hours 18 minutes.
Callsign: Astraeus.
October 5, 2021 — March 30, 2022 together with the spaceflight participants, director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome as Soyuz MS-19 commander. On January 19, 2022, together with cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, he performed a spacewalk under the Russian program lasting 7 hours and 11 minutes. The duration of the crew’s work on board the station was 176 days 2 hours 33 minutes.
Callsign: Astraeus.


  • Hero of the Russian Federation (Decree of the President of Russia of November 2, 2013)
  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, III degree (May 29, 2019) — for courage and high professionalism shown during a long-term space flight at the International Space Station;
  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree (January 26, 2017) — for courage and high professionalism shown during a long-term space flight at the International Space Station;
  • medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: "For military prowess" II degree, "For strengthening the military commonwealth", "For distinction in military service" I, II, III degree, "For service in the Air Force", "100 years of the Military air force";
  • Alexei Leonov medal (Kemerovo region, 2015) — for the spacewalk performed in 2011;
  • sign of St. Sergius of Radonezh (Moscow region, January 15, 2021) — for especially fruitful state, charitable and social activities for the benefit of the Moscow region;
  • Pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation;
  • Cosmonaut 1st class (August 14, 2018, "For exemplary performance of manned space flights under the ISS program, as well as in accordance with the Regulations on Cosmonauts of the Russian Federation");
  • Distinguished Public Service Medal (NASA);
  • medal "For space flight" (NASA);
  • "Honorary Citizen of the Hero City of Sevastopol" (September 11, 2012);
  • since March 9, 2013, an honorary citizen of the city of Gagarin "for great merits in the field of research, exploration and use of outer space, many years of conscientious work, active social activity, continuation of the stellar feat of Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin."
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