|On Saturday 17th March this year,
two Russian Cosmonauts, Dr Alexander Martynov and
Colonel Alexander Volkov gave an inspirational
lecture in the school to pupils and parents about
what life is really like in space.
Martynov is a doctor of Technical Science and
worked in the Russian Control Centre from 1968 to
1992 as Head of the Ballistics department. He has
designed re-entry modules ond controlled their
flights to provide soft landings on Earth, Mars
and Venus. Dr. Mortynov is the author of a
hundred and twenty scientific articles and six
books dedicated to spacecraft motion.
Volkov is a cosmonaut researcher. He has had
three space flights, his first was Soyuz T-14,
then as Commander of the Soviet French team on
board the complex 'Mir,' and lastly as Commander
of an expedition from October 1991 to March 1992.
Since then he has been Commander of the
Cosmonauts Training Centre. In short, he is a
highly decorated Cosmonaut.
|The lecture was a great success and
was sponsored by Merseyside SATRO and has been
organised by Knowsley southern Clusterof the
Gifted and Talented, Excellence in Cities
Initiative. prescot school hosted this unique
event as one of many activities initiated from
the recent Language College Status.