Nikolai Budarin

Nikolai Budarin

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1963-04-29

Status Retired

Type Government


Astronaut Biography

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.

Nikolai Budarin's Launches

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-113

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United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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Soyuz U | Soyuz TM-27

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-71

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Lockheed Martin Space Operations
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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