Andriyan Nikolayev

Andriyan Nikolayev

Status: Deceased
9/5/1929 – 7/3/2004
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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.

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