Russian woman cosmonaut ready to fly to space station


Anna Kikina,the only active female cosmonaut from Russia is ready for her upcoming flight to the International Space Station aboard Space X’s Crew Dragon. The flight is scheduled for October 3rd and will go ahead despite the tension between Moscow and Washington over the Russian attack on Ukraine

Kikina who is 37 years of age and an engineer, will be the fifth professional woman cosmonaut from Russia to fly to space. She will be the first Russian to travel aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of a cross-flights deal between NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos.
. Kikina will be joined by Japan’s Koichi Wakata and NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada. The first Russian woman to fly to space was Valentina Tereshkova who travelled into orbit in 1963.



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