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pokey
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posted 07-17-2003 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Houston Chronicle has the following story: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/1999203

Neat!

All we need is to have Ed Lu do the same!

pokey
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posted 08-05-2003 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wedding still on for Aug. 10th.
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2028138

eurospace
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posted 08-05-2003 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pokey:
Wedding still on for Aug. 10th.
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/2028138

Are you sure? I've read other reports that, as a military officer, Malenchenko would need the authoriziation of his superiors, which he had not requested, and that he had promised to his authorities not to proceed with the marriage.

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-05-2003 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This may be a matter of semantics. Russia chould choose not to acknowledge the ceremony on the 10th as a legal wedding. Instead, they wait until the second ceremony (which was always planned) to be held in Russia after he returns to Earth.

All said and done, there would be little that Russia could do to stop Malenchenko. They could remove his flight privileges but after an extended stay on the ISS, there was little hope for another flight anyway. They could decommission him from the Air Force, but his marrying an American may signify his desire to live in the States from this point forward.

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pokey
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posted 08-05-2003 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Latest in Houston paper saying Russian space agency will not stop wedding: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/2028138

This part has me thinking Yuri's not coming out too well in the long run on this:
"He wants it, and he will have it -- that's his problem," Gorbunov told The Associated Press.

The marriage in absentia was designed for military personnel to be able to marry his (or her) Texas sweetie when on duty on the other side of the earth. Also gets used by prisoners that can't get out of jail to get hitched.

Hey, by golly, if it's legal in Texas, that's all that matters! ;-)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-05-2003 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The wedding has a website:
http://www.spacewedding.net/

Also, the ceremony has reportedly been moved to the Gilruth Center at Johnson Space Center:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/750150.asp

kosmonavtka
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posted 08-14-2003 04:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmonavtka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope Yuri doesn't leave for the U.S. Too many people have left Russia already!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-14-2003 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to this CNN interview, the happy couple will live in Moscow:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/08/13/cnna.cosmonaut.bride/index.html

kosmonavtka
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posted 08-14-2003 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmonavtka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, that's OK, then. :-)

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