Posted: 12.04.2024 17:54:36

Vasilevskaya on her feelings during Soyuz MS-25 flight: it's like a bullet effect

In an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel, Belarusian cosmonaut Marina Vasilevskaya spoke about the sensations of flying on the Soyuz MS-25 manned transport spacecraft to the International Space Station, BelTA reports

“Technology has advanced so much that cosmonauts may reach [the International Space Station] in three or four hours. We made it for two days, even for almost three days, we only docked in the evening,” Marina Vasilevskaya noted.

Describing her emotions and feelings during the flight, the cosmonaut stressed that it was incredible, “The spacecraft is in a spin, and it's like the bullet effect, when we have to be in a certain orbit and constantly rotating, so the Earth is from below, then from above, and you see sunset, then comes dawn.”

Marina Vasilevskaya pointed out that all the control mechanisms of the spacecraft were involved during the flight, “When we were allowed to go out into the habitation module, we unbuttoned and felt weightlessness. Then we took off the spacesuits because they had to be put to dry.”