Lithuania in the News
26th May 2013
|First Lithuanian Satellite to be Launched|
Laurynas Mačiulis (left) and Vytenis Buzas at the NASA Ames Center.
Photo courtesy studyinlithiuania.lt
Visualising Lituanica SAT-1.
Photo courtesy vgtu.lt
Lithuanians are no strangers to space exploration. There have been two astronauts of Lithuanian heritage and each has been a veteran of three space flights. They are the American astronaut Karol Bobko, whose mother was Lithuanian Petronėlė Sagatis, and the Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Yeliseyev, whose father was Lithuanian Stanislovas Kuraitis.