Dennis Gorelik (dennisgorelik) wrote,
Dennis Gorelik
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Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home

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https://boingboing.net/2016/02/12/nigerian-astronaut-lost-in-spa.html
He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.

In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars.
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Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/178599.html
Tags: cosmos, nigeria, scam, xussr
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