Anna Kikin (center)Photo: Rogozin
Two years later, the cosmonaut Anna Kikina will travel to the ISS the Russian crew. The state Corporation “Rosatom” announced it on Twitter.
Anna Kikina is the only woman in the cosmonaut of the Roscosmos. She was born in 1984 in Novosibirsk, he graduated from the Novosibirsk state Academy of water transport and has worked as a presenter on “Radio Siberia.” In 2005 he completed the courses at the MOE of Russia, has the certificate of the rescuer. Kikin — master of sport all-round and rafting and in 2011 took second place in regional competitions “the ski Track of Russia”.
In 2012 Kikin took part in the first open competition of the Russian cosmonaut corps and started training. “A very high level of training of Anna appreciate all the instructors who worked with her, so I think it will be a good cosmonaut”, — said the head of the cosmonaut training center Yuri Lonchakov in September 2014. In November 2017, she participated in the international isolation SIRIUS experiment simulating the flight to the moon.
Anna Kikina will become the fifth woman-cosmonaut of the USSR and Russia to travel to space. Just in orbit, visited 65 women, including 51 from the United States, two to Canada, Japan, China and one from Fratsii, Italy, South Korea and the UK.
In 2019, it was reported that cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky explained a rare flight of the Russians in space because of created for men of work requirements. According to him, women are applying in the cosmonaut 200 times less than men.
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