An opportunity to speak with cosmonauts: RT to livestream Q&A marking anniversary of 1st manned house flight


Next week marks 60 years since Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin grew to become the primary human in house, and RT’s going all out to mark the event, by internet hosting a livestream with three cosmonauts.

But at the moment, simply a number of days earlier than the anniversary of Gagarin’s journey is well known on April 12, RT’s visitor cosmonauts will probably be answering questions from the viewers about their travels and day-to-day life on the ISS.

Andrey Borisenko was a part of two lengthy period missions to the International Space Station. Sergey Ryazansky has two missions and 4 house walks underneath his belt. And Anna Kikina is Russia’s solely lively feminine cosmonaut and is anticipated to fly to the ISS subsequent yr.

She was additionally among the many newest function fashions chosen for Mattel’s ‘You Can Be Whoever You Want’ marketing campaign, and has a Barbie doll modeled on her.

The Q&A session may also be joined by retired astronaut Chris Hadfield, the primary Canadian to stroll in house. Hadfield took half in a number of house missions, together with two flights of the now-defunct US Space Shuttle program.

Questions already submitted embrace how the cosmonauts cope with isolation, how they maintain slot in zero gravity, and the way they wash their garments.

The LIVESTREAM will probably be out there on RT’s social media channels at 7:30 PM BST, 8:30 CEST, 2:30 PM EDT on April 9.

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