Posted: 22.11.2023 17:29:00

Cosmonaut Novitsky praised training of Belarusian women who will be sent into space in March

In preparation for the flight of the 21st visiting expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Testing Centre in Moscow, crews are being trained on what to do in the event of a descent vehicle landing on the water surface. The main crew will include Belarusian cosmonaut commander Oleg Novitsky and space flight participant Marina Vasilevskaya, who will be backed up by test-cosmonaut instructor Ivan Vagner and flight participant Anastasia Lenkova.

Oleg Novitsky appreciated the preparation of his fellow countrymen, “The young girls (Belarusians Marina Vasilevskaya and Anastasia Lenkova) are doing well. They are highly motivated and work-oriented. This can be seen in relation to the preparation, according to the feedback from our instructors. After each lesson they tell us how it went, and we look at what can be adjusted. In general, everyone is very pleased with their dedication.”