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2009-09-30 02:28:00

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company currently providing human space mission opportunities to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Guy Laliberte and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Laliberte joins the Expedition 21 crew, which includes Russian cosmonaut Maksim Surayev and NASA astronaut Jeffrey...

2009-04-08 07:15:00

Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of southern Kazakhstan. The Expedition 18 crew members undocked their Soyuz from the station at 10:55 p.m. April 7. The deorbit burn to slow the Soyuz and begin its descent toward...

2009-03-26 09:20:00

The Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft carrying two astronauts and a space tourist lifted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome on Thursday heading for the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka are joined by Hungarian-born space tourist Charles Simonyi. The crew will become the 19th crew to live aboard the orbiting outpost. The mission marks Simonyi's second venture into space, making him the world's first two-time space tourist. Simonyi, who...

2009-03-26 07:09:00

Simonyi Makes History as He Commences His Second Space Mission VIENNA, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Simonyi joins the Expedition 19 crew, which includes Russian cosmonaut...

2008-09-23 21:00:10

STAR CITY, Moscow region. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Federal Space Agency's interdepartmental commission has approved new crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft: cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and space tourist Richard Garriott. "Lonchakov was appointed Soyuz commander and the ISS flight engineer. Fincke will be the flight engineer aboard Soyuz and will command the ISS. Garriott was approved as a participant of...

2008-04-08 08:50:00

Commander Sergei Alexandrovich Volkov and cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:16 a.m. EDT Tuesday to begin a six-month stay in space. Less than 10 minutes after launch their spacecraft reached orbit, and its antennas and solar arrays were deployed shortly afterwards. With Volkov, a lieutenant colonel in the Russian Air Force, and Kononenko is spaceflight participant...

2007-02-22 08:45:00

KOROLYOV, Russia -- A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut folded up a jutting antenna on a cargo ship docked to the international space station Thursday during an arduous spacewalk made tougher by a malfunction that raised the temperature in the Russian's suit. Michael Lopez-Alegria and Mikhail Tyurin ventured outside the orbiting station to free up the stuck antenna on a Russian Progress cargo ship in preparation for undocking the unmanned vessel in early April to make room for rendezvous...

2006-01-06 12:43:51

NASA -- NASA and its international partners have selected astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov as the next crew for the International Space Station, designated as Expedition 13. Williams is a U.S. Army colonel and veteran of one space flight. He will serve as Expedition 13 flight engineer and NASA science officer. He flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist in May 2000 on a 10-day space station assembly mission. During that mission, he...

2005-10-10 17:40:31

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A Russian-U.S. two-man crew who spent the last six months aboard the International Space Station and the world's third space tourist headed back to Earth in a Russian Soyuz capsule on Monday. Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and U.S. astronaut John Phillips, the only station crew to host space shuttle astronauts since the 2003 Columbia shuttle accident, and space tourist Gregory Olsen undocked from the space station around 5:49...

2005-09-09 13:20:00

STAR CITY, Russia (AP) -- U.S. space tourist Gregory Olsen joined a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut for training outside Moscow Friday in preparation for their Oct. 1 launch to the international space station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev and U.S. astronaut William McArthur, who are to spend six months at the station, will be accompanied on their flight by Olsen, a scientist who is paying the Russian space agency $20 million for a...

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Vladimir Dezhurov
2012-09-03 07:41:01

Vladimir Dezhurov is a former Russian cosmonaut who has performed nine spacewalks. He was born Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov on July 30, 1962 in Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansky District, Mordovia, Russia. Dezhurov attended the S.I. Gritsevits Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School, where he graduated with a pilot engineer’s diploma in 1983. After graduating, Dezhurov served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Russian Air Force. In 1987, he was assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center, where he...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Astronaut -- An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. The early astronauts had all previously been test pilots, but later astronauts have included scientists and physicians, journalists, and politicians. As far as is possible, all conditions to be encountered in space are simulated in ground training. Astronauts are trained to function effectively in cramped quarters while wearing restrictive spacesuits; they are accelerated in giant...

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