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Gen Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev
Birth: Sep. 5, 1929, Russia
Death: Jul. 3, 2004, Russia

Cosmonaut from the (then) Soviet Union whose 1962 flight into space set an endurance record at the time. He was Russia's third cosmonaut to travel into space in August 1962. Nikolayev set an endurance record, circling the Earth 64 times in 96 hours. Named a Hero of the Soviet Union two times, Major General Nikolayev was part of the early Soviet cosmonaut corps, which included Yuri Gagarin, who was the first man to fly into space in 1961. Nikolayev accumulated a total of 200 space hours during his career. The first Deputy Director of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, he retired in 1982. He is buried on the premises of the Space Exploration Museum in the village of Shorshely, Chuvashia (or Chuvashiya), Russian Federation.  (bio by: Fred Beisser) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
Space Exploration Museum
Chuvashia Republic, Russia
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Jul 05, 2004
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Gen Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev
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Gen Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev
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