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MSS
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From: Kolo, Poland
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posted 12-25-2004 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today, December 25th in the Kremlin hospital in Moscow legendary cosmonaut Gennady Mikhaylovich Strekalov has died. The reason of death - cancer disease. Funeral will take place on December 28th at Ostankinsko cemetery in Moscow.
The remarkable person has died. Light to his memory...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-25-2004 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very unfortunate news but thank you Maciej for bringing his passing to our attention. My condolences to his family and friends.

I have posted a brief summary of Strekalov's space accomplishments to the News section of cS.

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited December 25, 2004).]

spaceuk
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posted 12-26-2004 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sad news indeed .

ASCAN1984
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From: County Down, Nothern Ireland
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posted 12-26-2004 06:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is very sad news. He was a Russian great. I have fond memories of him in the Imax film Mission to mir singing a russian song. 2003 and 2004 had been a terrible year for loosing great spaceflight people. I pray that 2005 will be much better. This is so sad.

nojnj
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posted 12-27-2004 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nojnj   Click Here to Email nojnj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was greatly saddened by the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family. A true loss for space exploration and the Russian people on the loss of such a great hero.

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Evan

Rob Joyner
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posted 12-28-2004 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess growing up in the U.S. I wasn't nearly exposed to cosmonauts as much as astronauts, but after reading about Strekalov and his extraordinary life and career I am in awe at his accomplishments.
The U.S. said goodbye to one of our heroes just this October and now, two months later, the Russians are doing the same.

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