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Published on January 31, 2018

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Published on July 10, 2014





According to the condition of training, the descent vehicle with the space crew landed at a point to which the ground technique of search and rescue forces can not approach or in which it is impossible to land a helicopter - for example, a forest or a reservoir with a marshy shore.



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I did not find the English translation of this interview and therefore I tried to translate it myself.



Finnish correspondent: Welcome to Finland!

Yuri Gagarin: Thank you.

FС: Do you think it's easier to ride on a train or to fly in a rocket?

YG: Both of them have their own specific features. It is easier to travel by train in the sense that it does not have large overloads, in contrast to how they occur during a flight in a rocket. But on the other hand the train has a longer ride time and in addition it shakes more than in the rocket. The rocket flies much smoother and calmer than the train rides.

FС: What did you think about when the engines of your rocket got started?

YG: When the jet engines were switched on, the process of launching the satellite into orbit began. At this time, I had to perform a large and strenuous flight program. All my thoughts were aimed at making it as good as possible to make it right and to get as much data as possible from this space flight. Naturally, I had very little the time on the lyrical reflections. There was no time to think about this.

FС: Now when we ride on the train and you can see the sky... Tell us the sky is more beautiful from here or from above?

YG: We are used to that the sky has a blue color. We glorify this color of the sky in our songs and poems. But in space, the sky has a completely different color, unusual for us - the black color. Maybe when we will fly to other planets or even to other stars, then we will like the black color of the sky of a more blue sky, since we will get used to it. And at the moment blue color of the sky is much more pleasant for us.

FС: When you flew into space, did you see our thousands of lakes?

YG: Unfortunately, the orbit of my spaceship did not pass over Finland. And unfortunately I could not see those thousands of lakes with which your country is rich. But if my next flight takes place, then I will try to see these thousands of lakes from above. I hope to see a part of their number being on your land as your guest.

FС: Are you going to fly into space in the near future?

YG: If I am entrusted with such a flight, then I will fly into space. But I do not want to be a monopolist in this matter and I have many friends among cosmonauts who are rushing into space, which all want to fly there. We must give them the opportunity to carry out space flight. And when my turn comes, when I am entrusted with the flight, I'll fly regardless of whether this is a flight around the Earth or flight to the Moon, to Mars, to Venus and maybe even to other stars. I am always ready to the flight and at any time when I am entrusted with the flight I will fly again.

FС: How do your wife and daughters live in Moscow?

YG: My wife and daughters live well. They are healthy and feel fine. My daughters grow up and my wife works. So the family is good, healthy and we all work.

FС: Please tell me the name of your daughters.

YG: My oldest daughter's name is Elena...

FС: How old is she?

YG: Two years and three months. My youngest daughter's name is Galina. Soon she will be four months old.

I ask you to convey my sincere cordial greetings to Finnish viewers and many thanks for those warm encounters, warm words, warm smiles and warm hearts with which they meet representatives of the Soviet Union.
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The "Progress MS-08" transport cargo vehicle is to deliver to the International Space Station 1390 kg of dry cargo, 890 kg of fuel in the refueling system, 420 kg of water in the tanks of the "Rodnik" system, as well as 46 kg of compressed air and oxygen in the cylinders. In its cargo compartment scientific equipment is packed, including a flight kit of equipment "Ikarus", components for the life support system, as well as containers with food, clothing, medicines and personal hygiene products for the crew.



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Published on February 13, 2018





On February 13, 2018, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. It brought the Progress-MS-08 transport cargo vehicle to near-earth orbit.








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Published on February 16, 2018





The manned ship Soyuz MS-08 was overloaded into a vacuum chamber, where in the next few days it will have to undergo leak tests. The launch of the Soyuz MS-08 transport manned spacecraft by the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket is scheduled for March 21, 2018 with the launch pad #1 (Gagarin launch) of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Currently, the preparation of the main and backup crews of the transport manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 and long expeditions of the ISS-55/56 continues in the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.








Published on February 14, 2018





Today, for a crew of cosmonauts "Roscosmos"


Andrei Borisenko,



Nikolai Chub



and NASA astronaut Cristina Koch,

a three-day training session was completed to test the actions after landing in the wooded and swampy terrain in winter.

The conditions of such training assume complete isolation of the crew from the external environment. But yesterday, February 13, instructors, providing "winter survival", made a brief exclusion for a while, allowing the representatives of Russian media to watch the trial.








Published on July 24, 2014





The cosmonauts had to spend two days in the desert, during which time they worked the following actions:
- choice of location for the camp;
- construction of the camp;
- deployment of portable emergency stock;
- the construction of a primary shelter using a parachute of descent vehicle, lodgements and portable emergency stock;
- construction of the main shelter;
- collection of water;
- First aid.



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Progress MS-08 lifted off in slightly overcast weather. What is impressive is Roskosmos will launch in a snowstorm like Soyuz TMA-22 did in November 2011. I can't see NASA ever doing that. Of course it very rarely if ever snows in Florida. In November 1969 Apollo 12 launched in a rain storm and was struck by lightning! The Soyuz rocket and launch system and launch parameters are more robust than many American rockets, but the Soyuz rocket was derived from the R-7 ICBM, so it had to be tougher than the Apollo Saturn V rocket or the Space Shuttle.

It is too bad the Soviet space shuttle 'Buran' made only one flight before it was cancelled, it might have been able to lift off in a snowstorm. (Alex Him will understand this joke).

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Originally Posted by Ray Allan View Post
It is too bad the Soviet space shuttle 'Buran' made only one flight before it was cancelled, it might have been able to lift off in a snowstorm. (Alex Him will understand this joke).
Yes, I do.
"Буран" in Russian is a kind of snowstorm in the steppe.
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