Space Studies Colloquium--Rygalov
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Contact: Karen Ryba/Phone: 701-777-4761
February 23, 2007
UND Department of Space Studies Colloquium
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â€œSoviet/Russian Human Flight Program'
Presented by Dr. Vadim Rygalov
Assistant Professor, UND Department of Space Studies
Monday, February 26, 2007
5:00 p.m.â€"Clifford Hall, Room 210
(Grand Forks, North Dakota): This presentation illustrates the outstanding achievements of the USSR, and later Russian, in the study and exploration of space during the past century, including the flight of the first artificial Earth satellite and orbital station MIR. It outlines man's eternal dreams of fathoming the mysteries of the Universe and the process whereby leading Soviet scientists developed and brought to fulfillment the theoretical and practical principles of cosmonautics. Most of the presentation describes and illustrates the various stages of preparation and training for cosmonauts and the carrying out of the manned space flights of different durations, starting from the first in history, accompanied by Yuri Gagarin and finishing by International Programs at ISS.
About Rygalov: Rygalov has worked in the area of Closed Ecological Systems (CES) study and bio-regenerative life support since 1989. He received his Ph.D. for â€œSystem analysis of environmentâ€"macro-algae growth and development interaction' in 1986 from the Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and the Pacific Research Institute of Fishery Sciences & Oceanography, Ministry of Fishery, Russian Federation (Vladivostok, Russia).
Rygalov is interested in investigation of principles of closure for ecological systems functioning and its applications for life support in different areas. His research is strongly based on the mathematical approach to experimental data description and interpretation.
About Space Studies: The Department of Space Studies offers a program leading to a Master of Science degree. This interdisciplinary program studies the conditions and implications of humankind's entry into space: including the political, legal, technical, scientific, economic, and historical impacts on a national and international level. Designed to prepare the student for positions in the commercial and governmental sectors of the rapidly growing field of space exploration and development, the Space Studies M.S. is offered on campus and over the Internet. The Department of Space Studies is consistently innovative in the delivery of education services, and is now planning for the creation of a Ph.D. program offered on campus and at a distance. Students with a variety of professional backgrounds from all over the world participate in our program.
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