Russian Space Experts to Visit Mason

Posted: January 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Yuriv Usachev
Yuriy Usachev

Yuriy Usachev, a Russian cosmonaut, and Alexander Martynov, head of foreign relations for the administration of Korolev, Russia, will discuss life in space and the future of space exploration from the Russian perspective on Monday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. in Harris Theater and again at 6 p.m. in the Mason Hall Edwin Meese Conference Room on the Fairfax Campus.

Usachev is a graduate of the Aviation Institute and was the engineer on the Mir space station in 1994 and 1996. He was a crew member on the STS-101 and 105 space shuttles, and was commander on the STS-102. During his career he logged 670 days in space.

Alexander Martynov
Alexander Martynov

Martynov is a graduate of the Moscow University of High Technology, where he specialized in automatic control systems for flying apparatus. He worked in the Russian Mission Control Center from 1968 to 1992 as head of the Ballistics Department.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Debbie Williams at 703-993-8825.

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