VacuumTechExpo 2018 Special guest


Russian cosmonaut and veteran of extended stays on the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station (ISS) Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri has visited VacuumTechExpo 2018 exhibition.

 Kaleri has most recently been in space aboard the ISS serving as a flight engineer for the long duration Expedition 25/26 missions. He has spent the fourth-longest time in space of any person and the longest time in space of any person not born in what is now Russia.

In 2003, he first flew to the ISS with NASA on his fourth spaceflight. Kaleri served as a Flight Engineer and spent 194 days in space.
Kaleri was a member (Flight Engineer) of the ISS Expedition 25/26,that was launched on 7 October 2010 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, aboard spacecraft. He served as the Soyuz commander. The mission marked Kaleri's fifth flight into space. He arrived at the ISS after the Soyuz spacecraft linked up with the space station. During the mission, Kaleri and the rest of the Expedition 25/26 crew participated in a wide array of research, including fundamental physics, biometric experiments and investigations of crystal growth in space, as well as education outreach.
All the participants and visitors had the unique opportunity to take a picture with Mr. Kaleri.
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