Sergei Zalyotin «Greetings to Family» 2002.

submitted on Thu, 2006-04-27 16:08. | |

011323381.jpg
From USSR - Russian Aviation and Space Collectibles.

Greetings to my family from on board International Space Station sent by commander of Soyuz TMA-1/ISS/Soyuz TM-34 Sergei Zalyotin. Sergei Zalyotin demonstrates on board of space station some of materials carried there and brought to me from orbit in November, 2002. Next to Sergei you will notice Belgian cosmonaut-researcher Frank De Winne. Photographing by the second Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov.

soyuztm34.jpg
The Soyuz TM-34 craft undocks from the Zarya module. The new Soyuz TMA-1 capsule, delivered by the taxi crew, is seen docked to the Pirs module. Photo: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now.

Commander Sergei Zalyotin, Yuri Lonchakov and European Space Agency astronaut Frank DeWinne delivered a fresh Soyuz lifeboat to the space station Nov. 1. DeWinne then put in a busy week of research in the U.S. Destiny laboratory module before packing up for today's departure.

Zalyotin fired the spacecraft's braking rockets around 6:10 p.m. for a landing in central Asia at 7:04 p.m. EST.

sources: ussr-airspace.com, spaceflightnow.com