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Shuttle Flights & Mir Increments - STS-60: First Cosmonaut on the Shuttle

Space Shuttle: Discovery

February 3-11, 1994

Crew: Bolden, Reightler, Chang-Diaz, Davis, Sega, Krikalev

The first shuttle flight of 1994 marked the first flight of a Russian cosmonaut, Sergei Krikalev, onboard the U.S. space shuttle. Part of an international agreement on human space flight, the mission also was the second flight of the Spacehab pressurized module and marked the 100th "Get Away Special" payload to fly in space. Discovery also carried the Wake Shield Facility to generate new semiconductor films for advanced electronics.

In his Oral History, astronaut Ron Sega said: "One's first flight in space has its own set of challenges in trying to prepare for a flight and an environment you've never been in. So I think I was working hard to anticipate anything that could go wrong, and worked hard in that training, and, by the second flight, knew those parts of the training flow that were different from the first flight, to concentrate on those and knew what to expect in many of the others that I had seen before on the first flight." Sega was to fly again, on STS-76.

Related Links:
STS-60 (KSC Spaceflight Archive)
Spacehab
STS-76
Shuttle Flights and Mir Increments
STS-60: Krikalev/Wake Shield (video)

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Ronald Sega Oral History (PDF)

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