Category : GCTC
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June 23, 2019

This week, the “Typical Flying Day” training was performed by the main and backup crews (main crew - Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan; backup crew - Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi) . On June 21, “Typical Flight Day” training was successfully passed by the main crew of the ISS-60/61, and on June 19 - their backups.

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June 8, 2019

After passing the theoretical examinations, the ISS-60/61 crews began practical tests on simulators. Today, the commanders of the main and backup crews of the "Soyuz MS-13" sapcecraft Alexander Skvortsov and Sergey Ryzhikov passed the examination exercises on the specialized "Teleoperator" simulator for testing the teleoperative control of the "Progress MS" cargo spaceship. The commanders of the main and backup crews of "Soyuz MS-13" spacecraft brilliantly passed the task, having received excellent marks on the exam. The Commission, chaired by Valery Korzun, Head of the 1st Department of the GCTC, Hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, noted the clarity of reporting and determining the relative motion parameters of "Progress MS" spacecraft and the ISS, as well as confident and competent actions of operators.

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June 5, 2019

Alexander Skvortsov and Sergey Ryzhikov, cosmonauts of the main and backup crews of the ISS-60/61, successfully performed a test training at the specialized "Exit-2" simulator. According to the results of the training on the specialized "Exit-2" simulator, Alexander Skvortsov and Sergey Ryzhikov were allowed to work independently in the "Orlan-ISS" spacesuits, as well as to perform locking in the ISS in accordance with the " ISS - 60/61Technical Training Requirements".

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May 24, 2019

The ceremony of presenting of State awards of the Russian Federation took place on May 23 in the Catherine Hall of the Kremlin. The govermental awards were presented for Russian cosmonauts Fedor Yurchikhin (who made five expeditions to the ISS and nine spacewalks), Andrey Borisenko and Oleg Novitsky (who performed two space flights each).

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April 25, 2019

Spacewalk is dangerous and hard job. The necessary skills are helped to form a training on the specialized "Exit-2" simulator, where cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov (backup of Alexander Skvortsov) successfully completed the test session this week. Sergey Ryzhikov’s readiness to work in open space was checked by GCTC specialists and representatives of RSC "Energia". During the test training, Sergey Ryzhikov showed a good level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills for performing typical operations in open space.

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April 22, 2019

On April 19 the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center was visited by the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, headed by Dr. Salah Khalid K. Al-Taleb, Director of the Space Strategy Department of the Saudi Space Committee. For the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a tour of the simulator base of the Center was organized, during which they familiarized themselves with the features of cosmonaut training for space flight. For the guests were shown specialized simulators of the "Soyuz" spacecraft, the Russian segment of the International Space Station, the "Exit-2" simulator and the CF-18 centrifuge. In addition, representatives of the delegation studied the reconfigurable simulator of airplanes and helicopters and the model of the "MIR" space station at the Space Center.

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April 19, 2019

This year is a year of remarkable space anniversaries. And the main one is 85 years since the birth of the first cosmonaut of the Earth, Yuri Gagarin, celebrated in March. Having completed the flight, the descent module with Yuri Gagarin landed in the Saratov region. From that region on the Volga river, the first female cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova brought as a gift to GCTC the tree seedlings. And on April 18 Valentina Tereshkova with a cosmonauts, the management and staff of the Center, planted this tree seedlings on the alley near the monument, where the ceremonial farewell of the crews usually take place. Valentina Tereshkova suggested to make traditional planting of trees not only at Baikonur, but also at the GCTC. This will be not only as a honour to the name of Yuri Gagarin, but will also bring real benefits to the nature of Star City.

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April 16, 2019

The cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov continues training tests in the GCTC. Alexander Skvortsov is preparing to fly in the main crew, which is scheduled to start in July of this year. During the training course, Alexander Skvortsov showed a confidently high level of knowledge and skills to perform a training cyclogram, having done well all the tasks.

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March 28, 2019

Every year, on March 27, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and Star City pay tribute to the Heroes of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonauts, Colonel Yuri Gagarin and military pilot, 1st class test pilot, Colonel Vladimir Seregin. On this day in 1968, a MiG-15 UTI fighter crashed near the village of Novoselovo, Vladimir region, Russia, killing Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Seregin. Traditionally, on the Day of Memory of Gagarin and Seregin, on March 27, family members, cosmonauts, veterans and Center staff take part in a number of events.

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February 21, 2019

Less than a month is left before the launch of the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft. Yesterday at the GCTC was the second day of complex examination exercises, based on which will be decided to continue preflight crew training at the Baikonur cosmodrome. Encouraged by the “excellent” grade for the first examination training on the ISS, the main crew of the ISS-59/60 began today the final day of testing on the "Soyuz" spacecraft simulator. At the end of exams of the main crew of the ISS-59/60 the commission summarized the results of the second exam day.

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