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Russian and American put in space two unique record

March 22 2009

March 22, 1941 was put into operation the world's largest concrete dam - Grand Kulee in the U.S.. Its construction was started on the Columbia River, Washington in 1933 and cost the treasury $ 56 million. The length of the ridge is 1,272 meters, and height - 168 meters. The volume of concrete used was 8,092,000 cubic meters, while the full weight of the building pulled 9.595 million tons.

March 22, 1995 was made an absolute record of the duration of manned space flight. Did a Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, who started on the Soyuz TM-18 "to the orbital station" Mir "on Jan. 8, 1994, and landed on Soyuz TM-20 . Total time spent in space, Polyakov was 437 days 17 hours 58 minutes and 16 seconds.

During this flight, Polyakov was executed large-scale program of biomedical research to improve the stability of health and health of cosmonauts in prolonged space flight, worked out new methods and means of prevention and medical support long-term (one year) spaceflight. For courage and heroism of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on 27 April 1989 Soviet cosmonaut Valery Polyakov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" (№ 11596). In total, over two orbital flights, Valery Polyakov spent 678 days in space 16 hours 34 minutes. Now the record - MD, Professor, Senior Medical Officer Lt. stock.

March 22, 1996 started another space record: in flight duration among women. His established American Shannon Lucid, who started for the Russian space station Mir aboard the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis and returned to Earth after 188 days and 5 hours - 26 September 1996.

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