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The first Turk to go into space

Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev is the third man in space and the first cosmonaut of the Turkish lineage. Nikolaev was a Soviet cosmonaut originally from Chuvash.

The first Turk to go into space

Following President Erdogan’s announcement that he would go to the moon, questions such as who would go into space and what the Turkish equivalent of an astronaut would be came to the fore.

So who was the first Turk to go into space?


Nikolaev took part in two space flights: Vostok 3 and Soyuz 9. The area code for these missions was the hawk, which broke the longest space records on both flights.

He also served as a reserve cosmonaut in the Vostok 2 and Soyuz 8 missions. On January 22, 1969, Nikolayev survived an assassination attempt on Leonid Brezhnev by Soviet officer Viktor Ilyin. He left Cosmonautics on January 26, 1982.

In the Vostok 3 mission in August 1962, Nikolajev, together with Vostok 4 under the command of Pavel Popović, made the first flight into space with two vehicles.

In the early days of spaceflight, spaceflight candidates were left in isolation rooms to see how long they could endure loneliness.

The first Turkish VIDEO to go into space


Candidates would sit in these rooms in absolute silence, with no possibility of looking at the clock. Most candidates would fail in this attempt. Nikolaev survived this experiment the longest (four days) and was nicknamed the Iron Man.

She married Valentin Tereshkov, the first female cosmonaut, on November 3, 1963. They had a daughter (Elena Andrionova) before their marriage failed. They broke up in 1982.

Andriyan Nikolayev; He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Star, various medals and medals of foreign countries.


He was also declared a socialist labor hero of Bulgaria, a labor hero of Vietnam and a hero of Mongolia. Nikolai’s crater on the moon is named after him.

Nikolayev died of a heart attack in 2004 in Chebashkar, the capital of Chuvashia. After his death, he requested that his daughter, who lives in Moscow, be buried in Yıldızkent.

However, President Chuvashia wanted Nikolayev to be buried in his country. Finally, after a ceremony held in Chebashkar, Nikolayev was buried in the village where Sorseli was born.

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