Introduction

James R Kass Space Consulting offers expert consulting in various space-related domains, as well as various more generic support services. The CEO and founder, Dr. James Kass, has more than 30 years experience in a broad assortment of domains and can thus offer multi-disciplinary system advice especially where a customer’s needs are best satisfied across disciplines, requiring a broad system approach to solving problems and creating appropriate solutions.

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Valerie Ryumin

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Valery Ryumin (Валерий Викторович Рюмин), Russian Cosmonaut and flight engineer at NPO Energiya. Ryumin was flight director for the Salyut-7 space station and the Mir space station, Director of the Russian portion of the Shuttle-Mir program. He flew on four Soyuz space missions and one Shuttle (STS-91) mission. Ryumin assisted Kass on a an assignment that he was managing on behalf of OHB-System under contract to the European Space Agency, which was a study on “Columbus Crew On-Board Tasks”, for which Kass was project leader.