CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2009 |
Pavel Popovich Former Soviet cosmonaut Pavel Popovich, 79, a former Soviet cosmonaut who was best known for a space first in 1962 -- piloting one of two manned satellites that orbited the Earth at the same time -- died Wednesday of a stroke at a Ukraine sanatorium, said Boris Yesin of the Russian astronaut training center. The front-page headline in The Times lauded Popovich and his colleague, Andrian Nikolayev, as "Space Twins" after they landed in August 1962.
October 6, 2009
Popovich obituary: The obituary of former cosmonaut Pavel Popovich in Thursday's Section A said that he joined the Russian Air Force in 1954. He joined the Soviet Air Force.
May 12, 2013 |
International Space Station Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield returns to Earth, and eventually Canada, on Monday. So, what better way to end the mission than doing a personalized rendition of David Bowie's classic "A Space Oddity," in the first music video from space. Hadfield, from the Canadian Space Agency, has been one chatty dude up there in the International Space Station, tweeting constantly during the Expedition 35 mission, which included a precedent-setting emergency spacewalk this weekend to repair an ammonia coolant leak.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1988
It's nice to read that Yuri Romanenko, Soviet cosmonaut, has returned to Earth after spending 326 days aboard the Mir space station (Part I, Dec. 30). Lately, I've heard a number of lamentations regarding the Soviet Union's "leap ahead of us" in space. But have the Soviets ever succeeded in landing men on the moon the way we did nearly 20 years ago? No. JESSIE G. DeMESSA Huntington Beach
December 21, 1985 |
Soviet cosmonaut Valentin Vasyutin, taken ill during a space mission a month ago, is still sick in a hospital, the government newspaper Izvestia said Friday. Vasyutin's illness brought a premature halt to the mission of the orbiting Salyut 7 space station and he and two other cosmonauts touched down Nov. 21.
November 18, 1996 |
A senior Russian cosmonaut was dropped from the first U.S.-Russian crew bound for NASA's planned international space station as a struggle over which nation will command the orbiting outpost neared its end, U.S. space agency officials said. Space flight veteran Anatoly Solovyev was a member of the first crew assigned to the planned space station, along with U.S. astronaut William Shepherd.