Aleksey Nikolayevich Ovchinin born 28 September 1971 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian SFSR is a Russian Air Force Major and cosmonaut, who was selected in 2006. Ovchinin made his first spaceflight in 2016, and was assigned as Commander of Soyuz MS-10 in 2018.
Soyuz TMA-20M begins expedition 47 by carrying 3 cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skriprochka alongside NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.Low Earth Orbit
Soyuz MS-10 was expected to begin expedition 57 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague to the International Space Station. However a launch failure occurred resulting in a loss of vehicle during flight, both crew members returned to Earth nominally.Low Earth Orbit #SoyuzMS10
Soyuz MS-12 begins expedition 59 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch and Nick Hague to the International Space Station. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.Low Earth Orbit
The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.