Posted: 22.02.2024 10:00:00

Roscosmos: Vasilevskaya and Lenkova of Belarus, as well as cosmonauts Novitsky and Vagner declared fit to fly

The main medical commission confirmed the fitness for space flight of Marina Vasilevskaya and Anastasia Lenkova, as well as Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Ivan Vagner, TASS reports

As reported by the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, on February 21st, the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Centre held a meeting of the main medical commission, “Based on the results of the meeting, a conclusion was made on the fitness for space flight of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Ivan Vagner, alongside space flight participants from the Republic of Belarus Marina Vasilevskaya and Anastasia Lenkova.”

According to Roscosmos plans, on March 21st, the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft will depart for the station, delivering the crew of the 21st expedition. The crew includes Belarusian female cosmonaut Marina Vasilevskaya and her backup Anastasia Lenkova.

Vasilevskaya works as a flight attendant at Belavia Airlines, and Lenkova is a paediatric surgeon at the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Paediatric Surgery.