Flights to the ISS, tests of a new manned spacecraft, expeditions to the orbit of the Moon, and then to the surface of our eternal satellite - these are the main goals for the next decade in the Russian manned cosmonautics program.
A new set of cosmonauts has been completed at Roscosmos.
Eight people entered the final, among them Evgeny Prokopyev, brother of cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.
The applicants went to the cherished goal for more than a year and a half.
The next set of cosmonauts is planned to be held until 2020, after which the detachment will be fully formed for several years.
The plot starred Dmitry Rogozin, Pavel Vlasov, Sergey Krikalev, candidates for the cosmonaut squad Konstantin Borisov and Evgeny Prokopyev.
Rogozin D.O. -- statesman, diplomat, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation (2011-2018), Director General of Roscosmos (2018-2022). Vlasov P.N. -- Captain of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, 1st class test pilot, Hero of the Russian Federation, Head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (since 2017). Krikalev S.K. is an aviation athlete, cosmonaut, development engineer, candidate of Psychological Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E.Tsiolkovsky. Prokopyev S.V. -- test cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation. Prokopyev E.V. - test cosmonaut, test engineer of RSC Energia. K.S. Borisov is a test cosmonaut of the Yu.A. Gagarin CPC detachment. Romanenko Yu.V. -- pilot-cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union. Romanenko R.Yu. - pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation, public and political figure. Volkov A.A. - pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union. Volkov S.A. - pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation. Tereshkova V.V. is the world's first female cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union, retired Major General, public and political figure.