Alexandr Balandin is a cosmonaut who was born on July 30, 1953, in Moscow,
Balandin became a cosmonaut in 1978. In 1990, Balandin flew aboard Soyuz TM-9.
The spacecraft docked with the Mir Space Station. The crew spent 177 days
aboard Mir. Balandin made two spacewalks during his stay.
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