Andrian Nikolayev is a cosmonaut who was born on September 5, 1929, in the
Chuvash Autonomous Republic.
Nikolayev became a cosmonaut in 1960. He has spent over 204 hours in space on
Nikolayev made his first spaceflight in 1962, aboard Vostok 3. He set an
endurance record at the time, spending 4 days in space. In 1970, Nikolayev flew
aboard Soyuz 9.
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