About Achievements – The First Georgian in Space
Fyodor Yurchikhin is the first astronaut from Georgia. Born on January 3, 1959, in Batumi, Georgia, he is of Pontian Greek descent. He has flown on three spaceflights, including missions to the International Space Station.
Yurchikhin has spent over 370 days in space and has undertaken several spacewalks.
His first spaceflight was a 10-day Space Shuttle mission STS-112.
For his achievements, Yurchikhin was awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation medal, the Order of Friendship medal, NASA Space Flight Medal, medals of the Federation of Cosmonautics and the title of Russian Federation Test-Cosmonaut.
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