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.