Sergei Avdeyev

Astronaut

1956 –

25

Who is Sergei Avdeyev?

Sergei Avdeyev is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut.

Avdeyev was born in Chapayevsk, Samara Oblast, Russian SFSR. He graduated from Moscow Physics-Engineering Institute in 1979 as an engineer-physicist. From 1979 to 1987 he worked as an engineer for NPO Energiya. He was selected as a cosmonaut as part of the Energia Engineer Group 9 on 26 March 1987. His basic cosmonaut training was from December 1987 through to July 1989. He retired as a cosmonaut on 14 February 2003.

Avdeyev at one point held the record for cumulative time spent in space with 747.59 days in earth orbit, accumulated through three tours of duty aboard the Mir Space Station. He has orbited the earth 11,968 times traveling about 515,000,000 kilometers. In August 2005, this record was taken by another cosmonaut, Sergei K. Krikalev.

Avdeyev is married with two children. He is an amateur radio operator, and his call sign is RV3DW.

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Born
Jan 1, 1956
Chapayevsk
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Lived in
  • Samara Oblast

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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