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The law would affect army and secret security officers, including Jaruzelski and former interior minister Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak, also deceased, as well as Poland’s only cosmonaut, Gen. Miroslaw Hermaszewski, 76.
Assembly began in 1998 and the station has been continuously staffed by rotating astronaut-cosmonaut crews since October 2000.
In 1978, the Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz 27 capsule for a rendezvous with the Salyut 6 space laboratory.
But Tsiolkovsky had his own theories of propulsion, ones that wouldn't kill the aspiring cosmonaut.
The 42-year-old was selected as a cosmonaut in 2010.
As the year astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Misha Kornienko spent in space showed, a great deal of station research is devoted to studying how the human body fares during long-term exposure to the space environment.
According to recollections of another Soviet cosmonaut Aleksandr Aleksandrov, on October 2, Korolev sent an approval request to Moscow to fire the rocket on October 4.
At one point the Soviet space program did train female cosmonauts, and Ms. Popovich was admitted for testing.
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Origin and Etymology of cosmonaut
First Known Use: 1955See Words from the same year
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: an astronaut in the space program of Russia or the former Soviet Union
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