the crew of spacecraft “Soyuz MS-17,” which in October will fly to the ISS included the Russians Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergey Code-Crickets and American Kathleen Rubins. Decision was made by the interdepartmental Commission, according to Roscosmos. Ryzhikov will become commander of the ISS.
we will Remind, earlier it was reported that the crew arrived 9 APR on the ISS, has passed the incubation period for the new coronavirus. The spacecraft “Soyuz MS-16” was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on 9 April. On Board were Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner and American Chris Cassidy. He became the new commander of the ISS instead of Oleg Violins, returning to Earth.
Preparing for launch took place in conditions of high security on the background of the pandemic coronavirus. Cosmonauts and astronauts were almost completely isolated from the others, allowed to work with them, the ground personnel held permanent control. Furthermore, in space the crew of “Soyuz MS-16” went without the traditional wires relatives and friends who are unable to get to the spaceport and the journalists.
Returning to the ISS cosmonauts and astronauts were placed under strict observation mode because of a pandemic coronavirus.
In late April, the Code-Crickets during the online Lectorium “Big change” said that the astronauts receive a salary in the range from 100 thousand to 200 thousand “excess” rubles, depending on experience, the experience of flying, scientific degrees and titles. He said that, for example, new arrivals and candidates enrolled in the cosmonauts receive up to 100 thousand rubles. And more than 200 thousand earn those who have flown in space. The exact amount of the Code-Crickets are not called, specifying only the “sample plug” salaries.
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