Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin

Astronaut

1953 –

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Who is Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin?

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin is a Russian cosmonaut. He is married with two children. He was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978, and retired on October 17, 1994.

He flew as a flight engineer on Soyuz TM-9.

He worked at NPO Energia until 1994, and was then President of Lendint-Association until 2000.

He was awarded:

Hero of the Soviet Union

Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR

Order of Lenin

Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"

Order of Bernardo O'Higgins

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Born
Jul 30, 1953
Moscow Oblast
Also known as
  • Баландин, Александр Николаевич
Nationality
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
Profession

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