Russian cosmonaut Alexandr Volkov is in Cyprus for the Space Week 2015, which is organized by the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO), CNA has learnt.
The CSEO Space Week 2015 will be held in Nicosia 20th – 26th of April 2015, with the aim to promote space exploration with various events and activities including a space exhibition, space outreach to schools, space lectures, space cinema nights, portable planetarium and fun space experiments.
The Space Week is organized in cooperation with the Municipality of Nicosia and the support of the Russian Cultural Centre, ROSCOSMOS, the Confucius Institute, the Cypro-Russian Friendship Association, the China Society of Astronautics, the University of Cyprus and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.
The program includes the visit to Cyprus of Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Volkov who made a world record of the longest stay in space. Volkov flew into space three times, to Salyut 7 in 1985 (64 days in space) and then twice to the Mir space station in 1988/1989 (151 days) and again in 1991-1992 (175 days).