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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | August 24, 1992
STEVENSVILLE -- For pilot Louise "Bug" Mead, yesterday's fun-filled flight over the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore will be remembered for more than aeronautical thrills.It isn't every day that a flight instructor like Ms. Mead becomes co-pilot to a cosmonaut.Cosmonaut 3rd Class Sergei Krikalev -- the so-called lost-in-time cosmonaut who blasted off from the Soviet Union one day and returned 10 months later to a politically, economically and geographically changed country -- joined Ms. Mead in a Seneca twin-engine plane.
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March 27, 2006
March 27 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. 1836: The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio. 1964: Alaska was rocked by a powerful earthquake that killed 114 people. 1968: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 28, 2001
MOSCOW - Most laughed - it had to be a joke - when they heard he would take up cosmonaut training and fly into space. Of course, he had once worked for the space agency, and he had always dreamed of flying among the stars, and can't dreams come true? Today, he will blast off, the laughter long since subsided. His name is Yuri Baturin, and he is part of the two-man Russian crew that is flying American Dennis Tito to the International Space Station. Tito may be the first tourist in space, but Baturin has already distinguished himself as the first bureaucrat there.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,SUN REPORTER | February 3, 2006
Sometime today, the spacewalking crew of the International Space Station is to toss overboard what looks for all the world like a Russian cosmonaut, sending him drifting away like Frank Poole, the unlucky astronaut snuffed by the renegade computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This "cosmonaut" is really a much-used Russian Orlan space suit. Happily, it's mostly empty. But it will carry a battery-powered radio tuned to 145.990 MHz and set to broadcast to anyone below with a police scanner, walkie-talkie or ham radio tunable to that frequency.
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July 6, 2004
Andrian Nikolayev, 74, a Russian cosmonaut whose 1962 flight into space set an endurance record at the time, died Saturday after a heart attack in the city of Cheboksary, the Interfax news agency reported. Mr. Nikolayev became Russia's third cosmonaut to travel into space when he and Pavel Popovich were launched in separate crafts in August 1962. The pair made the first simultaneous flights, and Mr. Nikolayev set a separate endurance record, circling Earth 64 times in 96 hours. He returned to space in 1970 for his second and final mission onboard the Soyuz 9 craft.
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March 27, 2006
March 27 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. 1836: The first Mormon temple was dedicated, in Kirtland, Ohio. 1964: Alaska was rocked by a powerful earthquake that killed 114 people. 1968: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,SUN REPORTER | February 3, 2006
Sometime today, the spacewalking crew of the International Space Station is to toss overboard what looks for all the world like a Russian cosmonaut, sending him drifting away like Frank Poole, the unlucky astronaut snuffed by the renegade computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This "cosmonaut" is really a much-used Russian Orlan space suit. Happily, it's mostly empty. But it will carry a battery-powered radio tuned to 145.990 MHz and set to broadcast to anyone below with a police scanner, walkie-talkie or ham radio tunable to that frequency.
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March 18, 1996
Day in history: March 18In 1766, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.In 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced in India to six years' imprisonment for civil disobedience. (He was released after serving two years.)In 1931, Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.In 1937, more than 400 people, mostly children, were killed in a gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas.In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini held a meeting at the Brenner Pass during which the Italian dictator agreed to join in Germany's war against France and Britain.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 8, 1997
KOROLEV, Russia -- After 12 nerve-wracking days of battling to keep the Mir space station aloft after a crippling accident, U.S. astronaut Michael Foale and his two Russian colleagues were so exhausted that the unloading of a newly arrived supply craft was postponed for a day, the Mission Control Center's press chief said yesterday."
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 22, 1997
MOSCOW -- The counterrevolution is complete.Russian teen-agers polled about their career preferences before the collapse of the Soviet Union six years ago probably would have chosen such patriotic jobs as engineers, soldiers and cosmonauts.Today they want to be in business as accountants and lawyers and entrepreneurs. More of them want to be gangsters and racketeers than soldiers and cosmonauts.The All-Russia Center for Public Opinion Studies recently asked 1,000 Moscow high school students the question: What profession do you think is most prestigious?
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July 6, 2004
Andrian Nikolayev, 74, a Russian cosmonaut whose 1962 flight into space set an endurance record at the time, died Saturday after a heart attack in the city of Cheboksary, the Interfax news agency reported. Mr. Nikolayev became Russia's third cosmonaut to travel into space when he and Pavel Popovich were launched in separate crafts in August 1962. The pair made the first simultaneous flights, and Mr. Nikolayev set a separate endurance record, circling Earth 64 times in 96 hours. He returned to space in 1970 for his second and final mission onboard the Soyuz 9 craft.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 28, 2001
MOSCOW - Most laughed - it had to be a joke - when they heard he would take up cosmonaut training and fly into space. Of course, he had once worked for the space agency, and he had always dreamed of flying among the stars, and can't dreams come true? Today, he will blast off, the laughter long since subsided. His name is Yuri Baturin, and he is part of the two-man Russian crew that is flying American Dennis Tito to the International Space Station. Tito may be the first tourist in space, but Baturin has already distinguished himself as the first bureaucrat there.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 28, 1997
WHAT KIND OF YEAR was 1997?It was -- in the immortal words of Al Gore, who began 1997 as a serious presidential timber and ended it fleeing through swamps pursued by federal dogs -- a year with no controlling legal authority.It was a year when Mike Tyson could chomp off a piece of his opponent's ear during an internationally broadcast title fight and still not be the year's most famous biter.But most important of all, it was a year that, thank goodness, had only 12 months, because that was frankly all we could take.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 22, 1997
MOSCOW -- The counterrevolution is complete.Russian teen-agers polled about their career preferences before the collapse of the Soviet Union six years ago probably would have chosen such patriotic jobs as engineers, soldiers and cosmonauts.Today they want to be in business as accountants and lawyers and entrepreneurs. More of them want to be gangsters and racketeers than soldiers and cosmonauts.The All-Russia Center for Public Opinion Studies recently asked 1,000 Moscow high school students the question: What profession do you think is most prestigious?
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 8, 1997
KOROLEV, Russia -- After 12 nerve-wracking days of battling to keep the Mir space station aloft after a crippling accident, U.S. astronaut Michael Foale and his two Russian colleagues were so exhausted that the unloading of a newly arrived supply craft was postponed for a day, the Mission Control Center's press chief said yesterday."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 20, 1997
HOUSTON -- As Atlantis' astronauts sailed past the halfway point of their visit to Russia's space station yesterday, ground control teams considered a request from Mir's cosmonauts to dispose of potentially contaminated water and other refuse that have accumulated aboard the 11-year-old outpost.The surprise request was perhaps one of the least glamorous examples of how the Russians, with their orbital space station, and the United States, with its space shuttle, are learning to work together.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 28, 1997
WHAT KIND OF YEAR was 1997?It was -- in the immortal words of Al Gore, who began 1997 as a serious presidential timber and ended it fleeing through swamps pursued by federal dogs -- a year with no controlling legal authority.It was a year when Mike Tyson could chomp off a piece of his opponent's ear during an internationally broadcast title fight and still not be the year's most famous biter.But most important of all, it was a year that, thank goodness, had only 12 months, because that was frankly all we could take.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 20, 1997
HOUSTON -- As Atlantis' astronauts sailed past the halfway point of their visit to Russia's space station yesterday, ground control teams considered a request from Mir's cosmonauts to dispose of potentially contaminated water and other refuse that have accumulated aboard the 11-year-old outpost.The surprise request was perhaps one of the least glamorous examples of how the Russians, with their orbital space station, and the United States, with its space shuttle, are learning to work together.
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March 18, 1996
Day in history: March 18In 1766, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.In 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced in India to six years' imprisonment for civil disobedience. (He was released after serving two years.)In 1931, Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.In 1937, more than 400 people, mostly children, were killed in a gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas.In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini held a meeting at the Brenner Pass during which the Italian dictator agreed to join in Germany's war against France and Britain.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | August 24, 1992
STEVENSVILLE -- For pilot Louise "Bug" Mead, yesterday's fun-filled flight over the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore will be remembered for more than aeronautical thrills.It isn't every day that a flight instructor like Ms. Mead becomes co-pilot to a cosmonaut.Cosmonaut 3rd Class Sergei Krikalev -- the so-called lost-in-time cosmonaut who blasted off from the Soviet Union one day and returned 10 months later to a politically, economically and geographically changed country -- joined Ms. Mead in a Seneca twin-engine plane.
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