Latest Valeri Tokarev Stories

2005-09-09 16:15:09

Please read in 6th paragraph ... One Soyuz will take McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev to the space station and another will bring home the current crew ... instead of ... The Soyuz that takes McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev to the space station will bring home the current crew ... A corrected story follows. By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In three weeks, astronaut Bill McArthur plans to cap a 15-year career with NASA by...

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...

2005-09-01 07:15:00

TRENTON, N.J. -- For more than a year, scientist Gregory Olsen has prepared to become the third civilian to visit the International Space Station, and he's itching to blast off. "I really wish I could go right now," he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Russia on Wednesday. But Olsen and his Russian and American crewmates still have more simulations to do before their Oct. 1 launch, training together in spacesuits inside a mockup of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Soon...

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