Roskosmos executive director for manned space programs Sergei Krikalev said Russian cosmonauts began to get acquainted with operations with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Ilona Mask SpaceX. Is informed by TASS.
However, Krikalev noted that they have not yet interacted with the ship itself. He stressed that the training plan for Crew Dragon will be further refined. So, according to him, familiarity and training with all personal protective equipment, including space suits and cribs, as well as training in emergency procedures in case of emergencies, is necessary.
Formerly Krikalev setthat cross-flights of Russian cosmonauts aboard the US Crew Dragon and US astronauts aboard Soyuz will not begin before the fall of 2022.
Before that, it became known that Roskosmos and NASA argue the issue of the cross-flights of your cosmonauts and astronauts on the Crew Dragon and Soyuz MS spacecraft. This was announced by the head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin. “From our point of view, SpaceX has gained enough experience to be able to send representatives of our crews on their ships,” he said.
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