A woman will appear in the Russian cosmonaut corps
The general director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin instructed to include a woman in the Russian cosmonaut corps. Anna Kikina will become her. RIA Novosti was told about this by a source in the rocket and space industry.
Kikina's flight is scheduled for 2022. It has not yet been decided in which crew – spring or autumn – Kikin will be introduced. The cosmonauts will be delivered by the Soyuz spacecraft.
Last year, this flight was already announced last year on Twitter of the state corporation Roscosmos. The squadron commander Oleg Kononenkov said earlier that the flight would be possible in 2022.
Anna Kikina has been a candidate for test cosmonauts since 2012. This was the first open set. Prior to that, the detachment included either employees of the rocket and space field, or military pilots. Two years later, Anna was enrolled in the cosmonaut corps.
Earlier, we talked about the experiences of Russian female cosmonauts. And this is not only forbidden kumis, sex in orbit and a vaccine from space.