Now Roskosmos has 30 cosmonauts, 14 of whom have never been in space. They need 6-8 recruits who will control the new spacecraft. He is now in development. They plan to become “the first Russians to fly to the moon.”
On Tuesday, Roscosmos announced the recruitment of young potential astronauts who will be the first in the country to go to the moon. Representatives stressed that women are also welcome.
For the first time in 5 years, the Russian space agency has announced not only a set of astronauts, but also the construction of a new generation of spacecraft.
Russia is very interested in the revival of cosmic triumphs after a series of unsuccessful failures in recent years. The country announced plans for a moon landing by 2031.
“There will be no discrimination based on color or sex,” said Sergey Krikalev, executive director of manned programs.
Applications are welcome over the next four months. This was announced by the first deputy director of Roskosmos, Alexander Ivanov.
Ivanov also said that the recruits will manage the first launches of the manned transport vehicle of the new generation Federation and will “continue the lunar program”. The federation is designed for four passengers. The first manned test launch is scheduled for 2023 from the Vostochny Russian cosmodrome in the far east of the country.
Criteria for applicants include the age limit (up to 35), height (from 1.5 m to 1.9 m) and weight (not more than 90 kg).
IT skills and knowledge of a foreign language are required, as well as an engineering degree, pilot courses or experience in the aerospace industry.
High standards of physical fitness - a potential cosmonaut should ski up to 5 km. They pass a lot of psychological and physical tests, including gynecological examinations for women.
Candidates can send an application in person or by mail to the cosmonaut training center “Star City” near Moscow, without having forgotten to add three photos of a passport sample.
The oldest of the modern working astronauts is the 58-year-old Gennady Padalka, who has a world record of total time spent in space. But the youngest - 31-year-old Ivan Wagner.
In 2012, the first trial open call for recruitment took place - not only for military pilots, but also for all who work in the space industry.