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Sons of Soyuz... and Skylab (interesting TMA12 &13

Started by kmichaelm, 04/08/2008 06:19PM
Posted 04/08/2008 06:19PM Opening Post

Sons of Soyuz... and Skylab (interesting TMA12 &13 crew notes)

TMA-12 Soyuz commander Volkov is,".. the first second generation
cosmonaut, the son of cosmonaut Alexander Volkov":

His father, Alexander, was orbiting earth with
Krikalev when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991.

Even more interesting is that when Serey Volkov
returns to Earth, space tourist Richard Garriott, son
of US Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott will be aboard
the same spacecraft;

Apparently Owen's son is a programming genius/rich
dude now.

From the wiki article:

On September 28, 2007, Space Adventures announced that
Garriott would fly to the International Space Station
in October 2008 as the sixth space tourist. He will
launch onboard Soyuz TMA-13, and will land with Soyuz
TMA-12. [1] He will become the second offspring of a
past space explorer to go into space himself, after
cosmonaut Sergey Volkov. Soyuz TMA-12 will carry both
of them on its return trip.