I remember every single think from my flight ni open space," said the first Bulgarian cosmonaut
The mission also includes three spacewalks, one conducted by Russian cosmonauts
Yurchikhin and Kornienko on July 26 and two by NASA astronauts Wheelock and Caldwell Dyson on Aug.
Two Russian cosmonauts
will be "splashing down" in Nuneaton and Hinckley next week.
Now aboard is the first team to arrivesince then, cosmonauts
Yuri Romanenko, on his third space mission, and rookie Aleksandr Laveikin.
This year, Padalka departed for the ISS on March 27 on board the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft along with cosmonaut
Mikhail Kornienko and US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Scott Kelly.
The deputy chairman of Kazcosmos, Meirbek Moldabekov, said plans to train cosmonauts
for flights to the International Space Station were mulled in 2009, but were postponed because of a global financial crisis.
Kelly, Korniyenko and another Russian cosmonaut
Gennady Padalka joined American Terry Virts, Russian Anton Shkaplerov and Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, the remaining members of the previous expedition, who are scheduled to return to Earth in May.
Volk was selected as a cosmonaut
in 1980 and flew as Research Cosmonaut
on Soyuz T-12, the seventh expedition to the Salyut 7 space station.
still carry semi-automatic guns in space and on-board the ISS (International Space Station) the guns that are found on-board belong to the Russians.
In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of the date Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin became the first human to see Planet Earth from space, the UN declared April 12 International Day of Human Space Flight.
SP SP S ACE fa S f ha has take Sc Scot o sme in in into t or hi hi hi h ms m e Re R 66 66 66, co cos Pa Pad to to t Spac An be be been gr graphe of the sp Retired engineer Ian, 66, arranged for Russian cosmonaut
Gennady Padalka to take his snap to the International Space Station.
An April day in 1979 found Bulgaria's first cosmonaut
, Georgi Ivanov, high above the earth and facing a crisis quite as perilous as the American crew of Apollo 13 had nine years previously - almost to the day.
Nearly 50 years ago, on 12 April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin rocketed out of the Earth's atmosphere aboard the small, spherical Vostok 3KA-3 Space Capsule, becoming the first man to travel into outer space.
26, 2010 (TAP) - A Russian cosmonaut
and two NASA astronauts came safely back to Earth from the International Space Station in a Soyuz capsule Friday, Russian Mission Control said.
dies in space crash The Soviet Union announces the failure of its latest space mission, with the crash of Soyuz 1 and the death of the cosmonaut