Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin

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Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Born (1953-07-30) 30 July 1953 (age 68)
Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR
Other occupation
Flight engineer
Time in space
179d 01h 17m
Selection 1978 Cosmonaut Group
Missions Soyuz TM-9
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

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.[1]

He worked at NPO Energia until 1994, and was then President of Lendint-Association until 2000.[2]

He was awarded: