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From: Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 09-20-2009 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was very surprised to find today in King Williams College, Castletown, this afternoon, Russian cosmonaut Valeri Tokarev (Soyuz TMA-7 and ISS-12), complete with part of the Soyuz capsule on show that was used on both his space flights, with a very good mock up of the inside.

Togther with him was astronaut Leroy Chiao. Both were here on this island to give a talk to the students. I only found out by chance.

Both my husband and myself enjoyed 30 minutes of chat, together with a very friendly get-together, which included questions and answers. Since attendance was very low, I don't think many people knew about this, had not seen any details on cS board, nor in the local papers.

A very entertaining 30 mins was spent, both Leroy and Valeri are going back this Tuesday evening on a flight to Liverpool. I am really amazed what a great surprise.

We are meeting up again, before Tuesday, as I was about the only person who took an interest.

Best wishes to all the members, my husband Ted is okay now, and so am I.


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From: Walsall, West Midlands, UK
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 09-22-2009 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brenda, I googled the school and came up with this link of the spacecraft arriving.


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