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Andriyan Nikolayev
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Andriyan Nikolayev in 1976
Born (1929-09-05)5 September 1929
Died 3 July 2004(2004-07-03) (aged 74)
Cheboksary, Chuvashia, Russia
Nationality Soviet
Other names Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev
Occupation Pilot
Space career
Cosmonaut
Rank Major General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
21d 15h 20m
Selection Air Force Group 1
Missions Vostok 3, Soyuz 9
Mission insignia
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Signature
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Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev (Chuvash and Russian: Андриян Григорьевич Николаев; 5 September 1929 – 3 July 2004) was a Soviet cosmonaut. In 1962, aboard Vostok 3, he became the third Soviet cosmonaut to fly into space. Nikolayev was an ethnic Chuvash.

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