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Nikolai Budarin

Nikolai Budarin

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 04/29/1963
  • First Flight: 06/27/1995
  • Last Flight: 11/23/2002


Nikolai Budarin, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 8 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Бударин) (born April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia) is a retired Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He has also performed eight career spacewalks with a total time of 44 hours.

Named a cosmonaut candidate in 1989, Budarin’s first space mission was a long-term assignment aboard the space station Mir in 1995. Since then, he again made extended stays on Mir in 1998 and the International Space Station Expedition 6 from 2002 to 2003.

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