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Andriyan Nikolayev

Andriyan Nikolayev

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 09/05/1929
  • Date of Death: 07/03/2004
  • First Flight: 08/11/1962
  • Last Flight: 06/01/1970


Andriyan Nikolayev, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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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