Andriyan Nikolayev

Andriyan Nikolayev

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1929-09-05

Deceased 2004-07-03

Status Deceased

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

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.

Andriyan Nikolayev's Launches

Soyuz | Soyuz 9

Success
Soviet Space Program
31/6
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Vostok-K | Vostok 3

Success
Soviet Space Program
1/5
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