State Corporation “Roscosmos” will create a squad of female astronauts – this news today TASS said a source in the rocket and space industry. He reported that the ad hoc group will be formed from young women’s specialists of rocket-space industry, which will be hard to prepare for missions to Earth orbit, as well as “future lunar missions”.
The Corporation will seek candidates proactively, and not wait until they are recorded
– said the representative of the space industry.
It is noteworthy that for the sake of female astronauts from the new squad will be improved existing spacesuit “Orlan-ISS”: it will have special items that will facilitate the work on Board the ISS.
By the way, at this point in the cosmonaut of the Roscosmos is only one woman – 34-year-old Anna Kikina. She has participated in many simulation experiments, however, a real flight into space is not yet done – now it’s safe to say that it has all come!
Recall that in the history of the USSR and Russia in space has been only four women: Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya, Elena Kondakova, and Elena Serova. For comparison, the U.S. Agency NASA has long been sends women into orbit – currently in space from the organization visited 47 women.