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Offline Phillip Clark

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Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« on: 03/02/2018 11:13 AM »
Today it is 40 years since the Soviet Union launched Vladimir Remek from Czechoslovakia into orbit (along with Aleksei Gubarev) aboard Soyuz 28.   He was the first non-Soviet, non-US person to be launched into orbit and his flight lasted for eight days, seven of which were on board the Salyut 6 orbital station.
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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #1 on: 03/02/2018 01:17 PM »
It was bitter sweat moment. We like to see astronaut from Our country and but provided by country that abuse us so much.

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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #2 on: 03/02/2018 05:34 PM »
Remek was also the first European in space, despite the fact old continent was splited sharply by iron curtain at that time. Soyuz 28 was also the first inernational crew.
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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #3 on: 03/03/2018 07:08 AM »
Remek was also the first European in the space

Gagarin was the first European in space

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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #4 on: 03/05/2018 11:15 AM »
Remek was also the first European in space
Gagarin was the first European in space
Well, if you count USSR of 1961 as an European country, then OK, but its debatable.

I know the official geographical border of European part of USSR was on 55E meridian so it covers Moscow as a place of soviets space program headquarters and Klushino as JG's place of birth, but it also includes Armenia and Azerbaijan (right on the border with Iran), which I belive no one is counting as European countries.

OK, let's close it with statement of fact, that Vladimir Remek is considered to be the first astronaut from current  European Union countries
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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #5 on: 03/09/2018 07:59 AM »
To commemorate Remek's flight round anniversary and the Interkosmos Program there was astro/cosmonauts gathering (swarming) in Brno, Czech yesterday. Ten space veterans from 9 countries has opened new space flight exhibition in Technical museum and city planetarium.

Vladimir Remek (CZ), Ivan Bella (SK), Miroslaw Hermaszewski (PL), Sigmund Jähn (DE), Farkas Bertalan (HU), Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu (RO), Jurij Romanenko (RU), Roman Romanenko (RU), Franz Viehböck (AT), Frank De Winne (BE) and Oldrich Pelcak (CZ) - Remek's backup who never flew.
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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #6 on: 03/09/2018 11:30 AM »
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary celebration the Observatory and Planetarium in Brno has published a new book mapping the entire era of Czechoslovak manned space flight history. Some rare pictures inside.


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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #7 on: 03/09/2018 12:23 PM »
Salyut 6 at the time of Remek's visit.

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Re: Czech cosmonaut anniversary
« Reply #8 on: 03/09/2018 09:46 PM »
New copy of the original mission patch was given to the visitors during autographing.

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