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NASA Completes Publication Of Boris Chertok's Rockets And People Memoir Series
2012-02-16 04:44:06

NASA's History Program Office has released the fourth volume of the English translation of Russian space pioneer Boris Chertok's highly acclaimed memoirs, Rockets and People: The Moon Race. Much has been written in the West on the history of the Soviet space program but few Westerners have read direct first-hand accounts of the men and women who were behind the many Russian accomplishments in exploring space. The memoirs of academician Chertok, who worked under the legendary Sergey...

2011-06-16 10:38:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) a leading provider of innovative products and technology to the ophthalmic lens market, announced today that its annual report on Form 20-F, containing audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2011, is available through its website (www.shamir.co.il). Shareholders may receive a hard copy of...

2011-05-12 07:27:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, March 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHMR) expects to issue its first quarter 2011 earnings press release on Thursday, May 19, 2011, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss those results at 10:00 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will need to...

2011-03-08 07:18:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) expects to issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2010 earnings press release on Monday, March 14, 2011, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss those results at 11:00 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will...

2011-02-28 07:25:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This "round-the-world" adventure rally may be right up there with being a civilian on a space shuttle. MIR Corporation http://www.mircorp.com/, a US-based specialist in active and cultural travel to Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, is offering John Q Public a chance to ride or drive from Beijing to Paris as part of World Race 2011 - New York to Paris. http://www.world-race.net/ "This is a modern re-creation of the epic and grueling 1908 New...

2010-11-15 07:40:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) expects to issue its third quarter 2010 earnings press release on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss those results at 10:00 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will...

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2010-07-09 14:10:20

The captain of one of two Russian-owned submarines said that the vessels would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The captain was speaking as two of the subs started a campaign of exploration at the bottom of Lake Baikal in Siberia. He said that there was still time for the subs to help BP with the environmental disaster. The subs are searching for gas hydrates on the bed of Baikal.  Hydrates are a potential alternative fuel source. Yevgenii Chernyaev told BBC News...

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2010-06-17 11:48:21

According to Russia's Federal Space Agency, cosmonaut Leonid Kizim died on Monday at the age of 68. Kizim, a veteran of two earlier space flights, was born on August 5, 1941 in Krasnyi Lyman in the Ukraine.  He graduated as a pilot in 1963 from the Chernigov Lenin Komsomol Higher Air Force and flew as a test pilot and parachutist before becoming a cosmonaut. In 1969 he served on the support crews for the joint missions of Soyuz 6,7 and 8.  He flew with crewmate Vladimir Solovyov...

2010-05-04 07:00:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) expects to issue its first quarter 2010 earnings press release on Monday, May 10, 2010, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss those results at 10:00 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will need to...

2010-03-04 05:00:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) expects to issue its fourth quarter and year end 2009 earnings press release on Thursday, March 11, 2010, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss those results at 10:30 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You...


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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...

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2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

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2012-05-12 09:25:13

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995 at 3:32 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 7 at 10:54 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 153 times at an altitude of 170 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight: 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape; first U.S. space shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir...

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2012-05-12 08:56:08

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 8, 1993 at 1:29 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on April 17 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 148 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.9 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 6 hours, 8 minutes, and 24 seconds. The primary payload of the flight was the Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science-2 (ATLAS-2), designed to collect data on relationship between sun's energy...

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2011-01-04 21:50:03

Nikolai Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut and a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. He was born Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin on April 29, 1953 in Kirya, Chuvashia. Budarin is married to Marina Lvovna Budarina, and they have two sons, Dmitry and Vladislav. In 1971, Budarin served in the Soviet Army in Czechoslovakia. He graduated from the evening education department of the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979, specializing...

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