To the Samara cosmonaut have appropriated a rank of the Hero of the Russian Federation
the Decree of the president of the Russian Federation to the Samara cosmonaut - to verifier Oleg Kononenko the rank of the Hero of the Russian Federation is appropriated, informs a press - Russian Space Department service.
we Will remind that Oleg Kononenko in the recent past worked in Samara, in State scientifically - industrial is rocket - the space centre “ TSSKB - Progress “. He since young years dreamt of flight in space, has made it a life overall objective also has achieved the. Last year by the ship “ Union TMA - 12 “ as the flight engineer it has gone on the International space station where successfully worked as a part of crew MKS within several months.
the Governor of the Samara region Vladimir Artjakov also has congratulated the cosmonaut and the fellow countryman:
- so high award - a recognition of your courage, high professionalism and merits in development of domestic astronautics. On behalf of all your fellow countrymen and from myself personally I wish you the further successes in a noble cause of ministering to Fatherland! A sound health for many years, inexhaustible energy, well-being to you and your relatives!