NASA Leads Space Station 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sergei Krikalev, left, William Shepherd, and Yuri Gidzenko, the first crew to occupy the International Space Station.
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—Retired NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko fondly recall their launch and docking to the International Space Station (ISS) 20 years ago. There was some difficulty opening the hatch to the ISS Russian Zvezda module after their Soyuz capsule...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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