IV Congress of the Association of Space Explorers
Sofia, Bulgaria
October 3-7, 1988

Back row, left to right: Georgi Grechko, Ernst Messerschmid, Rodolfo Neri-Vela, Sigmund Jahn, Stuart Roosa, Wubbo Ockels, Robert Overmyer, Vladimir Aksyonov, Rusty Schweickart, Taylor Wang. Middle row, left to right: Gherman Titov, John-David Bartoe, Donald Peterson, Vladimir Kovolyonok, Scott Carpenter, Boris Yegorov, Patrick Baudry, John Fabian, Alexander Laveikhin. Front row, left to right: Oleg Makarov, Jugderdemidyn Gurragchaa, Igor Volk, Walter Cunningham, Valeri Rozhdestvensky, Georgi Shonin, Svetlana Savitskaya, Alexander Alexandrov, Academician Boris Raushenbakh, Alexei Leonov, Georgi Ivanov, Dumitru Prunariu, Yuri Malyshev, Yuri Glazkov, Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Yuri Romanenko. Not pictured: Sultan al-Saud, Mohammed Faris, Bertalan Farkas, Vitali Sevastyonov, Ulf Merbold

 

Rodolfo Neri-Vela, Scott Carpenter, Jugderdemidyn Gurragchaa, Boris Yegorov, Wubbo Ockels, Svetlana Savitskaya and Vladimir Kovolyonok watch the landing of the space shuttle Discovery on the return to flight

 

Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter and Robert Overmyer deliberate in the Plenary Session

 

Executive Committee members Alexei Leonov, Rusty Schweickart and Georgi Ivanov present the Crystal Helmet to Boris Raushenbakh

 

Gherman Titov and Scott Carpenter, the second people from their respective countries to orbit the Earth honor each other with the assistance of interpreter Leonid Zhurnya


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