Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin
|Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin|
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
30 July 1953 |
Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR
|Other occupation||Flight engineer|
|Time in space||179d 01h 17m|
|Selection||1978 Cosmonaut Group|
Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin (Александр Николаевич Баландин) (born July 30, 1953 in Fryazino, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR) 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 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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