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    Союз 31, 26 August

    By Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke
    Aug 26, '07 11:10 AM EST

    In 1978, Lt. Col. Sigmund Jähn, a pilot and scientist for the Luftstreitkräfte der NVA (East German Air Force), became the first German in space. He was one of the first trainees of the Soviet Intercosmos program, and was the third Warsaw Pact cosmonaut to go into space (after Vladimir Renek from Czechoslovakia and Miroslaw Hermaszewski from Poland).

    Jähn, along with soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky, were crewmembers on Soyuz 31. Their mission included docking with the Salyut 6 station. The cosmonauts returned to Earth aboard Soyuz 29.

    The Soyuz 31 mission launched on August 26, 1978 ... a date that figures prominently in the German imagination (as well as the plot of Good Bye Lenin!)

    I was born on August 26, 1971 ...

    Happy Birthday to me!!! Woo-hoo!!!


    • happy birthday

      Aug 26, 07 11:29 am  · 

      Hyvää syntymäpäivää!

      Aug 26, 07 12:55 pm  · 

      happy b-day. being in school at age 35 was the best time of my life... welcome to age 36. I have a month to go :)

      Aug 26, 07 5:54 pm  · 

      q, you'll have to check with vado on this, but i think you are now a member of the Craggy Mens Quarterly, and if you are; Velkommen!

      Aug 27, 07 8:20 am  · 

      happy birthday Enrique! 36?! you wear it well, my friend.

      Aug 27, 07 8:52 am  · 

      happy bithday E! how are things in princeton?

      Aug 28, 07 9:47 am  · 
      Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke

      Not there yet ... but will be there next week. I'm currently marooned in Texas. Which is not such a bad thing.

      Aug 28, 07 10:14 am  · 

      Happy Birthday Enrique!

      Aug 29, 07 9:30 pm  · 

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