Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin : biography
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 flew as a flight engineer on Soyuz TM-9.http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/balandin_aleksandr.htm
He worked at NPO Energia until 1994, and was then President of Lendint-Association until 2000.http://www.astronautix.com/astros/balandin.htm
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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