Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is.
If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space?
I felt fine after 24 hours and asked the state commission to prolong my stay in space to three days. And I carried out the entire schedule. Could I have done that if I had been half-dead?
They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen.
Anyone who has spent any time in space will love it for the rest of their lives. I achieved my childhood dream of the sky.
Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward.
The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions.
I am convinced that the modular structure of the Mir will be the main trend in manned orbital stations development in the next century.
To tell her that I joined the parachute club was too hard for me. I didn't want to trouble her; besides, I was not completely sure about the success of my new adventure.
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