#516 Sergei Avdeyev / Eleanor David – 01 January 1956

Sergei Avdeyev

Sergei Avdeyev (Сергей Васильевич Авдеев, born 1 January 1956) 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. Avdeyev holds the current record for time dilation experienced by a human being. In his 747 days aboard Mir, cumulative across three missions, he went approximately 27,360 km/h and thus aged roughly 0.02 seconds (20 milliseconds) less than an Earthbound person would have, which is considerably more than any other human being.

Eleanor David

Eleanor David (born 1 January 1956, Lincolnshire, England) is an English actress. She has appeared in several films and television programs including Pink Floyd The Wall directed by Alan Parker, Comfort and Joy directed by Bill Forsyth, Paradise Postponed, and Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy. In 1985, David starred as Sylvia Ashton-Warner in the biopic Sylvia.


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Mike Mitchell was an American professional basketball player in the NBA.
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Rick Limoges is a former Canadian politician.
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Carin Götblad is Police Commissioner (länspolismästare) of Stockholm County.
Valeri Tolchev was a Russian professional football coach and a player.
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One Response to #516 Sergei Avdeyev / Eleanor David – 01 January 1956

  1. denablueline says:

    Thank you for the post, really full of facts …God bless ya

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