June 10, 2020
Categories: ISS, Russia, Space

Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner currently on space mission aboard the ISS tells about his mascot – a figure of famous Star Wars character Master Yoda his wife knitted for him.

“This idea struck us both. My wife knows I’m a great fan of Star Wars and asked me once what I would like to take with me aboard as a mascot. We have chosen Master Yoda since he is an iconic figure of the show. It is not a ready-made toy but a handmade my dear crafted for me what makes it even more special, – he said during chess game “Space – Earth” between Russian chess player Sergey Karyakin and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and  Ivan Vagner.

More from this category:
May 27, 2020

The four cosmonauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan (the 1st Indian manned mission to space) resumed their training in Russia, after it was put on hold due…

full story
December 2, 2014

Testings of new Russian ecologically friendly booster of Angara series will be finished at Plesetsk spaceport in 2020, – Russian Aerospace Defence Troops commander Lieutenant…

full story
June 28, 2019

Today, on June 28, 2019, specialists of Roscosmos enterprises, using a transborder gallery, transported the space head part, assembled the day before, to the Assembly…

full story
August 15, 2014

Early in the morning on August 15, 2014,   special train transporting Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft from Korolev to Baikonur  arrived at Tyura-Tam railway station. After…

full story
September 2, 2013

In the nearest future European Space Agency (ESA) and Roscosmos will sign agreements on joint implementation of scientific experiments onboard the ISS for 2017-2018, the…

full story
April 9, 2019

9 launches of “Soyuz” rockets with OneWeb space satellites will be performed from the Baikonur cosmodrome, 8 launches – from the Vostochny cosmodrome. Previously it…

full story
January 12, 2014

On January 11, 2014 world-famous Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre celebrated its 54th anniversary. Situated in Star City (Moscow region), restricted area of GCTC is of…

full story
August 13, 2019

On August 13, 2019, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome rocket and space industry specialists completed a set of technological operations for assembly of the “Soyuz MS-14”…

full story