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Andriyan Nikolayev
Andriyan Nikolayev

Andriyan Nikolayev

  • 9/5/1929 - 7/3/2004
  • Russian - Deceased
  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
  • Wiki

Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was an ethnic Chuvash. Nikolayev flew on two space flights: Vostok 3 (effectively becoming the third Soviet cosmonaut) and Soyuz 9. His call sign in these flights was Falcon (Russian: Со́кол). On both, he set new endurance records for the longest time a human being had remained in orbit. He also served as backup for the Vostok 2 and Soyuz 8 missions.