Moscow. Russia’s only active female cosmonaut Anna Kikina (Russian female cosmonaut Anna Kikina) has made a big disclosure about her space program. He said on Friday that the SpaceX crew was ready to leave for the International Space Station aboard Dragon, but the plan had been shelved at the time. Indeed, tensions between the US and Russia had increased due to the Ukraine war. Due to which this mission has been stopped for the time being.
Tensions are rising between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. According to the report, the flight scheduled for October 3 is going to go ahead in this case. 37-year-old space engineer Anna Kikina will be Russia’s fifth professional female cosmonaut to go into space from the Soviet Union.
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Anna Kikina will also be the first Russian to travel on the Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of a cross-flight deal between the US space agency NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos. “Yes, of course I am ready to fly. I am leaving for the US on September 8 for the final training session, pre-flight activities and procedures,” Kikina said in a press briefing broadcast by Roscosmos.
Meanwhile, the US space agency NASA said in a news agency AFP report that at least one Russian and one American must be on the International Space Station to keep the lab running. “Flying Integrated Crew ensures that appropriately trained crew members are on station for necessary maintenance and spacewalks,” NASA said in a statement Friday.
Let us tell you that the Russian space agency Roscosmos has decided to leave the International Space Station (ISS) after two years i.e. in 2024, amid the ongoing tension between the US and Russia over the war in Ukraine. Russia will focus on building its own space station after 2024. The country’s newly appointed space chief Yuri Borisov said this on Tuesday. Borisov was appointed head of state-controlled space corporation Roscosmos earlier this month.
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First Published: 26 August 2022, 17:05 IST