Russia cosmonaut. Born September 9, 1956 in the village of millet Pokrovsky region Dnepropetrovsk region of the Ukrainian SSR (now the Republic of Ukraine). After high school he entered the Kharkov Higher Military School of pilots twice named Hero of the Soviet Union SI Gritsevets, which ended in 1977. Served in the Air Forces of USSR in Kiev and the North Caucasus Military District as a pilot instructor. In 1983 he graduated from high school for test pilots, and until 1985 he served as a test pilot of the Air Force Institute. He mastered 35 types of aircraft and their modifications. Has more than 3600 total flight hours. During the service have been given the qualification "The pilot-instructor class 1" and "test pilot in class 2". In 1985 he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1985 Group "Bor"? 2).
It has been a full course of general space training. Prior to 1987, was trained on the program of military use of shuttles, and since 1987, after closing the program, was preparing to fly to fly on spacecraft like the Soyuz TM and the Mir orbital station ". In 1987, without interruption from the main work in the Cosmonaut Training Center Gagarin graduated from the evening faculty of the Moscow Aviation Institute named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. In December 1990, led by duplicating the Soviet-Japanese spacecraft Soyuz TM-11. May 18, 1991, along with Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev and Englishwoman Helen SHARMAN launched into space as commander of Soyuz TM-12 ". During the 142 days he worked on board the orbital station "Mir".
October 10, 1991 returned to Earth together with the Kazakh cosmonaut Toktar Ongarbaevichem Aubakirova and Austrian Franc VIEHBOCK. Length of stay in space was 144 days 15 hours 22 minutes. After the flight continued to prepare for the CPC in Gagarin. In 1993, the astronauts left the group and joined the CPC in a group of astronauts Russia Academy of Sciences, at the same time becoming the advisor of the Center for Program Studies, RAS. The following year he returned to the group of astronauts CTC. In 1996 he graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff and currently serves in the Air Force General Headquarters of Russia, deals with the orbital and reusable aerospace systems.
Awarded the Soviet and Russia's government awards.
He is married and has two sons. Personal Page of Anatoly Artsebarsky