Flight engineer

Budarin Nikolai Mikhailovich

cosmonaut, Korolev RSC “Energia”

Date and place of birth: April 29, 1953, Chuvashiya.

Education: Moscow Aviation Institute, 1973.

Work experience: 1972 -1973 - army service.

1973 - 1989 - worker, test-engineer, NPO “Energia”.

February 1989 - joined cosmonaut group.

June 27, 1995 - September 1995 - first flight (75 days 11 hrs 20 min) on “Atlantis” (STS-71), “Soyuz TM” and OS “MIR” as flight engineer of the 19th primary expedition. Made 3 space walks with total of 13 hrs 30 min. Cosmonaut of the 3rd category.

January 29, 1998 - second launch, flight engineer of the 25th primary expedition to “MIR”. Now in space flight. Made 5 space walks with total of 30 hrs 14min.