|Nationality Soviet / Russian|
Name Aleksandr Balandin
Other occupation Flight engineer
First space flight Soyuz TM-9
|Selection 1978 Cosmonaut Group|
Space missions Soyuz TM-9
Time in space 179d 01h 17m
|Born 30 July 1953 (age 62) Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR (1953-07-30)|
Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin (Russian: 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.
He worked at NPO Energia until 1994, and was then President of Lendint-Association until 2000.
He was awarded: