Gusakov expects Belarus' first cosmonaut to be a woman

19:31, 28 September

Photo by BelTA

Most likely the first cosmonaut of sovereign Belarus will be a woman, Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, told the media on the sidelines of the expert and media forum "Belarus-Russia cooperation in industry, science and technology. Science. Cosmos. Education", BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Gusakov noted that the flight of a Belarusian cosmonaut was discussed at a meeting with Roscosmos head Yuri Borisov today. "We will send a group of our applicants for a medical examination literally in the coming days. Our candidate, I think that it will be a woman, and his/her backup should get a go-ahead," Vladimir Gusakov noted.

"Our group of candidates is large. Here [in Russia] they will undergo an in-depth medical examination and then training and preparation. We have a huge help and assistance from Russia on all issues," said Vladimir Gusakov.

He specified that the preliminary group consists of 20 people.

Other materials of «Society»

Russian CEC invited to observe local and parliamentary elections in Belarus

10:34, 1 December

Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Russian actor Vladimir Mashkov

11:03, 27 November

NASB: Belarusian and Russian scientists have similar tasks and problems and no contradictions

17:24, 14 November

Resumption of direct flights between Minsk, Russian Mineralnye Vody under consideration

13:06, 8 November