The Japanese, Yusaku Maezawa, announced the start of the preparations for the December flight on the Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, RIA Novosti reports. Earlier it was reported that in December 2021, two Japanese tourists, a billionaire entrepreneur and art collector, Yusaku Maezawa, and a casting director of the film crew, producer at
Russian cosmonauts went into outer space, RIA Novosti reports. As it was previously reported, Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov will stay there for approximately 6 hours and 50 minutes. The Russian members of the ISS crew have to prepare the docking compartment before the arrival of the ‘Nauka’ multifunctional laboratory module and replace the
The spacewalk of Russian ISS crewmembers, Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, on June 2, 2021, will last approximately 6 hours and 50 minutes, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the ‘Roscosmos’ State Space Corporation. It is specified that the crew will exit the hatch of the “Poisk” small research module at
The only woman in the Russian cosmonaut corps, Anna Kikina, joined the crew for a flight to the ISS in 2022, RIA News reports with reference to a source in the rocket and space industry. “Crews are scheduled for the flight in 2022. Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov will be preparing for the
The descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft with three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) landed in the Kazakh steppe southeast of the city of Zhezkazgan. The landing was broadcast on the Roscosmos official website. It is specified that Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, as well as American
The new complex of the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics named after K. Tsiolkovsky, the construction of which was carried out for seven years, was opened on April 17 in Kaluga, TASS reports with reference to the Deputy Director of the Museum for Scientific Work Anton Myasnikov. It is specified that the renovated museum
The salary of cosmonaut candidates after the increase will reach on average almost 300 thousand rubles a month and experienced employees will receive more than half a million rubles, RIA News reports with reference to the Head of the Human Resources and Social Policy Department of Roscosmos Vladimir Matveychuk. “The President announced a significant increase in salaries.
Specialists of the All-Russian Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) conducted a survey of Russians in order to find out their attitude towards Russian cosmonautics. The survey has been conducted every two years since 1999. According to the results of the survey, more than half of Russians believe that the country retains its leading position in cosmonautics
60 years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first cosmonaut of the planet Earth. Today, Russians say hello from the alternative 1961 and imagine what would be if people had smartphones and social networks that time. In the video, its creators show how Yuri Gagarin’s Instagram account could look like, in what manner he could behave
Roscosmos cosmonauts, Sergey Ryzhikov, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, Oleg Novitsky, and Pyotr Dubrov, who are onboard the International Space Station (ISS), congratulated everyone on the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space, the state space corporation’s press service reports. On April 12, the world celebrates Cosmonautics Day. In 2021, it is 60 years since the
Today, on April 9, 2021, at 10.42 am Moscow time, the Russian Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the manned spacecraft Y. A. Gagarin (Soyuz MS-18) was launched from the launchpad No. 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome, the press service of the ‘Roscosmos’ State Space Corporation reports. The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle launched the spacecraft into orbit
The ‘Soyuz-2.1a’ launch vehicle was installed on the launch complex of site No. 31 (“Vostok” launch complex) of the Baikonur cosmodrome to launch the ‘Y. Gagarin’ (Soyuz MS-18) manned spacecraft with three crew members on board, TASS reports. It is noted that the rocket bears a sticker with the official emblem of the 60th anniversary
On the eve of Cosmonautics Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Russia on April 12, specialists from the SuperJob job search service interviewed Russians to find out their attitude to space flights. According to the study results, 31 per cent of country residents would like to go into space, while 57 per cent do not.