DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
May 14, 1971 in the emigrants family from Greece, Melbourne, Australia.
In 2003 he performed a number of training sessions at the Military Base near Moscow and flied MIG-29 to the "space boundary". In 2004 he took part in a flight in zero-g at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC. He planned to perform a suborbital flight to the low-earth orbit.
Nik is a true adventurer. He went on expeditions to the Antarctic, Africa and Amazon with his company Odyssey of Adventures. In July 2005 he dived to Titanik onboard the deep-diving vehicle for a length more than 4km in the North-Atlantic Ocean as a crew member of three Russian manned vehicles. He made the ascent of four world-known peaks.
He is widely known as a guitarist from Melbourne group Big Deal. Took part in the bull race in Pamplona (Spain) and for some time he lived in the bedouin tribe in the Sahara desert. He proclaimed that he is ready to hand over all his wealth to the society if he can be one of the first colonists on the Moon.
He has his web-site www.NikInSpace.com.
Engaged in private investment activity, a multimillionaire.
Founder of Financial Freedom Institute (FFI). He is the leader of the Money Masters Company and the founder of some other companies specializing in finance, bookkeeping and audit.
As successful trader, holds training sessions on the exchange activity, practices teaching, instructed more than 60 thou. exchange investors from Astralia, New Zealand, Asia, India, USA and Great Britain.
In 2008 his book The Thrillionaire was issued.
In late January - early February 2008 he passed a medical examination at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) and got access to special trainings.
On February 11, 2008 he was formally introduced to the Cosmonaut Training Center staff that is considered as the start of training. He embarked on studies (the Russian language and physical training) from January 28 and concurrently passed a medical examination.
From June 28 to July 4, 2008 he participated in training sessions in case of water landing of the descent vehicle as a member of the simulated crew, together with two instructors of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
Materials from Internet Site www.astronaut.ru