Vladimir Putin travels into space without leaving Earth

Monday, 12 April 2010 07:01

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Cosmonauts Training Center in Russia’s Star City. He inspected the ISS simulator, which contains models of two Russian modules, Zvezda and Zarya.

At the time the crew of the International Space Station’s next mission was going through a simulation of closing-in with a cargo spacecraft. They showed the prime minister the rooms where the cosmonauts live when on the ISS.
Later the prime minister headed for the hydro laboratory, which is used to train cosmonauts for their spacewalks. Putin put on the headphones and spoke to the cosmonaut that was training.
After that Putin chaired a meeting with the Star City’s management noting the need to improve the training facilities and cosmonauts’ housing conditions.

 

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