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Sergey Avdeev

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Sergey Avdeyev  is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut.

Avdeyev at one point held the record for cumulative time spent in space with 747.59 days in earth orbit, accumulated through three tours of duty aboard the Mir Space Station. He has orbited the earth 11,968 times traveling about 515,000,000 kilometers. In August 2005, this record was taken by another cosmonaut, Sergei K. Krikalev.

Honours and awards:

- Hero of the Russian Federation - for the successful implementation of spaceflight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir and displaying courage and heroism

- Order of Merit for the Fatherland;

- 2nd class - for courage and heroism displayed during prolonged space flight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir;

- 3rd class  - for the successful implementation of spaceflight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir and displaying courage and heroism; 

- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"  - for the great achievements in the field of research, development and use of outer space, many years of diligent work, public activities;

- Chevalier of the Legion of Honour;

- Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation;

- Honorary Citizen of Chapayevsk, Samara Oblast.