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February 7, 2002

Russian cosmonaut, scientist to speak

On Feb. 19, Pavel Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut; and Alexander Martynov, former director of ballistics for the Russian Mission Control Centre, will share their experiences in a talk called From Mir to Mars.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in 105 Electrical Engineering. Admission is free and open to the public.

Vinogradov, a flight engineer, led the efforts to restore lost power to the Mir space station in 1997 after it was damaged in a collision with a docking cargo ship. Over his six months aboard the vessel, he undertook five spacewalks to repair the crippled space station.

Martynov was responsible for landing space vehicles on the Moon, Mars and Venus. He is the author of 120 scientific articles and six books dedicated to spacecraft motion control in planetary atmospheres. He is currently the head of foreign relations for the administration of the city of Korolev in Russia.

The lecture is sponsored by Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, which offers educational and research programs related to NASA’s missions on Earth and in Space.

Both men will be available to sign autographs after the lecture. For more information, contact Julie Lutz at 206-543-0214 or nasaerc@u.washington.edu.