We traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a dinner given by Vice President Al Gore and his wife for the Prime Minister of Russia, Victor Chernomyrdin.  We discussed our flight with various people, including Dr. Goldin, head of NASA and his wife, Yuri Koplev, head of Russian Space, Tatyana Anodina, head of the Interstate Aviation Committee of Russia, Dr. Ronald Asmus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to Madilyn Albright, Grace Warnecke, Vice-President of the Alliance of American and Russian Women, and several very helpful members of Vice-President Gores camp.

Earlier in the day, we had a meeting with U.S. Congressman, Bart Gordon to discuss the flight and to thank him for his support in contacting the U.S. Ambassador in Russia on our behalf.