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Three Women Cosmonauts
Three Women Cosmonauts
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NASA Center Headquarters
International Space Sta...
2004-10-08 0:0:0
 
Description JSC2004-E-44236 (4 October 2004) --- Astronaut Leroy Chiao (foreground), Expedition 10 commander and NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer, and cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov (background), Russia?s Federal Space Agency flight engineer and Soyuz commander, greet Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly in space, prior to the crews departure from Star City to Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Expedition 10 crew along with Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin will launch on the Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft October 14, 2004, to the ISS. Chiao and Sharipov will spend six months on the Station, while Shargin will return to Earth October 23 (U.S.A. time) with cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka, Expedition 9 commander, and astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, who have been in space since April. Photo Credit: ?NASA/Bill Ingalls?
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