Valentin Lebedev in USA Today We don't understand what's going on with us,one of the crewmembers, Valentin Lebedev, wrote in the book "Diary of a Cosmonaut." "We silently walk by each other, feeling offended. We have to find some way to make things better."
Alexander Volkov in AFP It's been difficult for me as a father. I know what he's going to face and I know how tough it is.......... I'm worried of course but I'm very proud that my son has chosen to be a cosmonaut,Alexander Volkov said.
Yi So-yeon in Aero-News Network I don't know why, but I criedsaid South Korean spacefarer Yi So-Yeon, who went into space in April and watched Garriott's liftoff from Kazakstan Sunday. "Now Richard has become a real cosmonaut."