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# ci316 In the house of cosmonaut Sharipov with Yuri Gidzenko

Early morning meeting with Yuri Gidzenko in the house of a friend-cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov. Yuri autographed ionteresting MIR , ISS photos and shared patches from his last mission to the ISS with South African tourist. After graduation from Aviation College in 1983, served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Air Force. 3rd class military pilot. December 1987 through June 1989, took the course of general space training. Starting September 1989 continued training in the group of test-cosmonauts. Instructor of paradrop training. Fulfilled 145 parachute jumps. From March through October 1994 trained for the 17th main mission and Euromir-94 flight as a commander of the backup crew. From September 3, 1995 through February 29, 1996, Gidzenko was the commander of the Euromir-95 mission on the Russian Space Station Mir. Gidzenko was a member of the Expedition-1 crew, launching October 31, 2000 on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, and successfully docking with the station on November 2, 2000. During their stay on the station they prepared the inside of the orbital outpost for future crews. They also saw the station grow in size with the installation of the U.S. solar array structure and the U.S. Destiny Laboratory Module. They left the station with the STS-102 crew, undocking from the station on March 18, and landing at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on March 21, 2001..
 # ci316            In the house of cosmonaut Sharipov with Yuri Gidzenko 1

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