Умер Невилл Киджер

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Как только что стало известно, 2 декабря в возрасте 56 лет внезапно скончался Невилл Киджер (Neville Kidger), известный британский космический журналист и автор журнала Spaceflight, где на протяжении более 30 лет он вел хронику полета советских и российских орбитальных станций "Салют-6", "Салют-7", "Мир" и МКС.
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Еще недавно он под ником spaceamillion радовал своими интересными сообщениями на форуме NASASpaceFlight...

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StarShip - аналоговнет!

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Уходят хорошие люди ...
Я по Spaceflight "тясячи" и кандидатский минимум сдавал ...
Весьма выверенные тексты, когда разберешься (IMXO)
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Дэвид Вудс направил в рассылку FPSPACE некролог, который подготовили Рекс Холл и Клайв Симпсон для февральского номера Spaceflight.

ЦитироватьNeville Kidger FBIS — 1953-2009
Urban cosmonaut and space historian

Neville Kidger, who compiled and wrote Spaceflight's monthly 'Space Station Chronicle', died suddenly in hospital in Leeds, England, on 2 December 2009, aged 56 years. He leaves a wife, Wyn, and two daughters, Ellie-Louise (15) and Katie-Beth (13).

A true Yorkshireman, the family lived in Morley, a suburb of Leeds. He grew up as an only child but never knew his dad. He had been married to Wyn for 35 years.  Aside from his family, Neville had two passions in life — space and Leeds United FC. He had been a season ticket holder at Elland Road for over 35 years and also travelled to many away matches, including some overseas.

His love for all things connected with space started as a youngster. He went on to regularly correspond with cosmonauts and astronauts in Russia and America, and had met many over the years. He wrote articles for numerous magazines and contributed to many books on space.

Neville joined the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) in July 1978 and became a Fellow in 1984. His work and dedication was recognised in 2003 when he was awarded the Sir Patrick Moore medal.  Neville started his regular Spaceflight column on space activities aboard the early Soviet and Russian space stations in 1978, continuing with Mir and then, for the past decade, faithfully chronicling the construction and operation of the International Space Station (ISS).

His unique, detailed and accurate Space Station reports appeared every month in the pages of Spaceflight for more than 30 years, which must be a record for such a commitment.

Many tributes to Neville, whose work is renowned throughout the world, have been received by the BIS in London and posted on space-related websites.

Space author, Dave Shayler, first made contact with him in 1979 after complimenting him on the detail of his reports on the Salyut 6 space station.

It was a friendship that would blossom over the next 30 years as both became members of the unofficial 'Soviet space sleuthing group' and the Society's Soviet Space Forum.

Neville's unselfish commitment did not include any authored books, though he had discussed the possibility of a joint work in the future on 'Space Station Operations' with Dave Shayler, with whom he also worked between 1985 and 1991 on the compilation and production of Zenit magazine. Neville was skillful at interpreting and explaining operational and technical details of the Soviet programme and contributed many hours each month to make Zenit an informative and collectable magazine. His participation in the early BIS Soviet Technical Forums was crucial in securing the popularity of the events over the last 30 years.

Like many, Dave Shayler has fond memories of Neville's characteristic Yorkshire enthusiasm when talking about all things space, including a memorable visit to Stansted airport in 1983 to view a brief stopover of the Enterprise Space Shuttle on top of the 747 carrier aircraft.

Space journalist Brian Harvey, who worked with Neville on the ISS chapter of the Space Exploration Annual 2007, admired his commitment and persistence in compiling the reliable and well-informed Space Station articles, describing him as a pleasure to work with.

Neville always maintained a sense of fun, and typical of this was in January 1987 when he set an unofficial world record for the longest ever continuous space lecture. It lasted 28 hours and raised funds for a local
appeal and astronomical society.

He was also a good singer and enjoyed entertaining at parties, particularly at his local pub the Gardeners Arms in Morley. Among his favourites was the Robbie Williams' song 'Angels'.

Several hundred people packed St Peter's church in Morley for Neville's funeral. Music included 'Angels' and Queen's 'Best Friend', and there was a wreath in the white, blue and yellow colours of his beloved Leeds United. Shaped like a football, it did not escape the attention of many that it also resembled a Sputnik. Donations were made to the Clover Unit at Pinderfields hospital in Leeds where for many years he received treatment for Leukemia.

Neville always used to think he had not made a mark or was not popular — just a kid from the 'Denshaws'. But how wrong he was.  

This appreciation was compiled by Rex Hall and Clive Simpson with contributions from Wyn Kidger, Dave Shayler, Brian Harvey and Martin Dawson.
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"I have just been speaking to Wyn, Neville's wife and she told me Nev had leukemia and that complications set in"

Кстати Рекс Холл сообщил о смерти Киджера на форуме сollectSPACE уже 4 декабря, просто до нас эта новость, к сожалению, еще полтора месяца шла...

Невилл опубликовал на форуме NASASpaceFlight фотографию, на которой он вместе с Карен Найберг.


.........ОЧЕНЬ МНОГО сделавший и для нашей страны (космонавтики в частности и КОРРЕКТНОГО отображения всех событий, происходящих в нашей стране), написавший замечательные книги по истории КОСМОНАВТИКИ в СССР, а пока что никто из Россиян не выразил соболезнований и не отразил это прискорбное событие в своих новостях.......




Dave Shayler
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From: Halesowen, West Mids, UK
Registered: Dec 2009

  posted May 31, 2010 10:19 AM                
I have the very sad news from his wife Lynn of the passing of Rex this morning, 31st May 2010 at 10.05 a.m. from complications from cancer, which he had been suffering from for some years. He was 63 years old.
Rex was a life long follower of human spaceflight and a world authority on the cosmonaut team. Rex had researched and discovered more about the Russian cosmonauts than some of them knew themselves, and I know that there are countless readers of this site that will have fond memories of his personality, humour, determination and work and his unselfish support of fellow researchers. The space community is a much sadder place without him and his like will not be seen again.

On a personal note, I have known Rex since 1980 in a friendship which can only be described 'as close as any family member.' To me, he was almost an older brother with whom I have shared many happy times with Lynn, fellow BIS members and Bert Vis, especially during a memorable visit to the Cosmonaut Training Centre in 2003 and in cooperative writing ventures for the BIS, Springer-Praxis as well as through Astro Info Service across many years.

This sad loss comes six months after the loss of Neville Kidger, another pioneering Soviet/Russian space sleuth. Rex, a former President of the British Interplanetary Society was a driving force in moving the BIS forward in recent years and was the regular chairman of the annual Soviet Technical Forum and in organising the appearance of many cosmonauts at the Autographica shows of the past 10 years.

Professionally, his work in education support initially in London, but more recently across the country, earned him a well deserved MBE in 2003 for which he remained very humbled, but very proud.

I am sure that many of you will wish to pass on the very best to his family and to recall fond memories of a very special friend, colleague and fellow FPSpacer. There could ever only be one Rex Hall...


Цитировать.........ОЧЕНЬ МНОГО сделавший и для нашей страны (космонавтики в частности и КОРРЕКТНОГО отображения всех событий, происходящих в нашей стране), написавший замечательные книги по истории КОСМОНАВТИКИ в СССР, а пока что никто из Россиян не выразил соболезнований и не отразил это прискорбное событие в своих новостях.......
К сожалению, в этом нет ничего удивительного -- в России имена историков "спейсфлайтовской когорты" (как я их называю) -- от Дуэйна Дэя до Чарлза Вика -- мало кому известны. К тому же деятельность западных исследователей по освещению истории советской космонавтики вызывает (судя по нашему форуму), мягко говоря, настороженное отношение...
Если не считать журналистов НК, то среди знакомых мне россиян "Спейсфлайт" регулярно читают 1-2 человека.

А вот эта утверждение
ЦитироватьОЧЕНЬ МНОГО сделавший и для нашей страны (космонавтики в частности)
может вообще вызвать эмоциональную реакцию.  :?


"Смерть самых лучших выбират и дёргает по одному..." (С) В.С.Высоцкий.
Рано, очень рано! Мои соболезнования... :cry:
"Были когда-то и мы рысаками!!!"