Emily Lakdawalla • Jul 11, 2008
Hey, Lou! You get a medal!
Congratulations to the Society's esteemed leader Lou Friedman, who was awarded on July 7 (his birthday!) the Yuri Gagarin medal, by The Russian Federation of Cosmonautics. Lou was pleased to get the prize but was more excited about the fact that the award was presented by Roald Sagdeev, internationally renowned physicist and former director of the Russian Space Research Institute. He's standing to the right of Lou in the snapshot below.
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