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STS-91 Shuttle Mission Imagery
Cosmonauts Valery V. Ryumin (left)and Nikolai M. Budarin
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STS091-379-013 (2-12 June 1998) --- Cosmonauts Valery V. Ryumin (left)and Nikolai M. Budarin reunite moments after hatch opening, following docking of Mir and Discovery. Ryumin, mission specialist representing the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, came up to Mir along with five astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Budarin is Mir-25 flight engineer. Since 1992, Ryumin has been the Director of the Russian portion of the Shuttle-Mir and NASA-Mir program.

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