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Along with Nespoli and Bresnik, the space station is currently home to four other Expedition 53 astronauts: Americans Joseph Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, as well as Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryazanskiy.
My flight surgeon Steve Gilmore is there, as is NASA’s chief astronaut Chris Cassidy and the deputy ISS program manager, plus some cosmonauts and many members of the Russian rescue forces.
In 1991, several months apart, two cosmonauts, Sergei Krikalev and Alexander Volkov, left the Soviet Union for the space station Mir.
Lists of the fallen, which include astronauts, cosmonauts, and test pilots, contain fewer than 40 names—yet each is a painful reminder that space exploration is difficult, and dangerous.
Kelly’s space account begins in Star City, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside of Moscow, where all the logistics, routines and rituals take place for him and his cosmonaut colleagues.
On the flip side, Russian cosmonauts were also curiously banned from using American astronauts’ toilets on the ISS in 2008.
Syria’s first and only cosmonaut, Muhammed Faris, became a general in the Syrian Air Force after a brief trip to space in 1987.
In fact, at any given time in the past 16 years, there has been a Russian cosmonaut in space.
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