Category : GCTC
May 19, 2021

Roscosmos cosmonaut corps cosmonauts undergo special training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center to orientate on the Earth from the…

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March 15, 2021

The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center offers a specialized TS-18 manual control descent simulator based on the TsF-18 centrifuge. The simulator…

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January 29, 2021

The Interdepartmental Commission (IAC) for the selection of cosmonauts and their appointment to spacecraft and stations crews decided to recommend…

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January 22, 2021

Up to three spacewalks can be performed by the ISS-65 crew in the upcoming expedition to the International Space Station. During The spacewalks will be the phased integration of the Nauka module into the Russian segment of the ISS. According to Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, each of the possible spacewalks is worked out in turn in the hydro laboratory while testing its systems. During a dive, astronauts spend about four hours underwater on average. After that, the participants discuss how successful it was. A detailed analysis of the actions is possible with the help of underwater video.

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November 9, 2020

While cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are preparing for the spacewalk scheduled for November 18 aboard the ISS their colleagues Oleg Novitsky and Piotr Dubrov are practising EVA in Hydrolaboratory on GCTC premises.

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October 22, 2020

At 05.54, Moscow time, October 22 Soyuz MS-16 descent capsule successfully landed in the estimated region of Kazakhstan. The crew coming back comprised Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy.

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September 28, 2020

On Sunday, September 27, ISS-64 mission crews both prime and back-up left for Baikonur from Chkalovsky airfield located in Moscow region by two different planes. In several hours the planes successfully landed at Krainy airfield.

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September 24, 2020

Soyuz MS-17 prime and back-up crews successfully passed exams in GCTC, - press-office representative reported. “Both prime comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins and back-up crew including Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Bovitsky and Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai successfully passed two-weeks long examination session getting an “excellent” mark”, - the source stated.

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September 1, 2020

A month and a half before the launch, the main and backup crews of the 64th long-term expedition to the International Space Station began practical exams at the Yu.A. Gagarin. Already in three weeks, the "Favorites" and "Kazbeks" (call signs of the main and backup crews, respectively) will have complex examination trainings, which will complete the stage of pre-flight preparation before leaving for Baikonur.

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August 31, 2020

Training in the TBK-50 pressure chamber allows cosmonauts to develop the skill of assessing the fit of a spacesuit, evaluate the work of the thermal control system under different physical loads, and undergo psychological adaptation to the forthcoming work in outer space. For operators, this is a unique opportunity, being on Earth, to gain experience in a spacesuit that fully matches the flight suit - exactly the same as on board the International Space Station.

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