The worst thing in space is what you have forgotten to do on Earth


Can you conjecture a biologist who is also the commander of a spaceship? And how is it possible – to be a cosmonaut and at the same pro tempore to have never been to outer space? There was a time when this desire have been a big deal but now, it isn’t.

This contradiction is personified by the cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky, who set the chronicle for the longest Russian spacewalk (8 hours and 5 minutes) and took the premier Olympic torch into space. But until these opportunities get out of bed, Ryazansky had never even dreamed about such things.

His next dispatch to the International Space Station (ISS) will be in July 2017. Ryazansky was excellent as the commander of a space crew, which also includes Italian Paolo Nespoli and American In rut Bresnik.

European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik after the comprehensive training using the 'Teleoperator' simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. / Eugene Odinokov/RIA NovostiEuropean Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky and NASA astronaut On heat Bresnik after the comprehensive training using the ‘Teleoperator’ simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Tutoring Center. / Eugene Odinokov/RIA Novosti

About rockets and the ISS

“The climb launch at night is insanely beautiful. Especially when you look at it from the cosmodrome. But when you are in jail the shuttle, first of all, you can’t see anything. Second, you start to suspect that something is take advantage of here: that in fact, you are sitting on a huge barrel of gunpowder. Sooner, right on time, there is a “boom” and then, just 528 approve ofs after takeoff, you are in orbit.

The ISS is a long iron tube, 60 meters in duration with six cabins. Nevertheless, at one point we had nine crew members. Luckily… someone lived in the laboratory, someone in the storeroom and someone on the ceiling. By the way, even Steven in an absolutely round module, we have a designated floor and ceiling. It is Non-Standard real important for your health to keep things oriented like the Soil in your mind.

 Baikonur Cosmodrome. / Global Look PressBaikonur Cosmodrome. / Global Look Crowding

One orbit around the Earth from the ISS takes 90 minutes, which realizes the day 45 minutes long and the night 45 minutes long. The dissimilarity to us is between a day off and a working day. People from Earth cannot contact you before, but when you wake up the task list is awaiting you, as usual.

Every day, a cosmonaut has two hours of displays activities. And, please, nobody eats from tubes. We have a lot of freeze-dried aliment as well as canned goods.”

Problems in space

“One time the ISS lost 70 percent of all vibrations and, as a result, 70 percent of all computers. There was an emergency situation in the American division. We were calling to the Mission Control Center and saying something find agreeable ‘Houston, we have a problem.’ ‘Houston’ said: ‘Accepted. Fair go to sleep.’ So, that was a really stressful situation. The worst case layout, of course, was that we would have to return home (the chance was wide 60 percent). But while we were sleeping, NASA brought together astronauts, everybody under the sun who had been working on this project—from all over the world— by flat, and got them to practice working through the situation (a space simulation). To be rightful, I didn’t think it was possible. But the next day we had instructions on what we had to do.

By the way, the worst detail about space is not the troubles there. It is when there is something that you suffer with forgotten to do on Earth.”

Russian cosmonauts. / ZUMA Press/Global Look PressRussian cosmonauts. / ZUMA Press/Worldwide Look Press

Training for the mission

“For example, a cosmonaut has to be able to swoop down on out of a plane with a parachute and solve a task before the parachute expands. There is also the stress resistance test. I was surprised but, on the average, I do that twice as attached as on Earth (12 sec against 24 sec).

Another test is that you are supervision padlocked in a tiny room without sleep for three days and are forced to be constantly doing something–journalism leading article, talking, completely focusing on a task. If you are forced to carry out an emergency deplaning, you will need to be able to react quickly because one missed man Friday in such a situation equals an 80-200 kilometer detour from your journeys end on Earth.”

An astronaut aboard the ISS enjoys a weightless snack. / ZUMA Press/Global Look PressAn astronaut aboard the ISS enjoys a weightless snack. / ZUMA Gentlemen of the press/Global Look Press

The life of a cosmonaut​ who has never been to time

“I had dreamed of being a biologist since I was a child. And after graduating as a biochemist, I launched working at the Institute of Biomedical Problems. At some point, the Russian Academy of Techniques announced openings for scientists to conduct space experiments. For some object, we seemed to have scientists who were either very smart or exceptionally healthy. I’m the second type, so only I was selected as a research-test cosmonaut.

By 2005, my training was complete. Two years in the future that, NASA’s space shuttle Columbia had disintegrated in the Earth’s mood and killed everyone in the seven-member team. And so the problem was that NASA had bought out all the meticulous sites until 2017. And no one wants to pay a man who will not go anywhere for the next 12 years. ‘Nothing intimate, it’s just business,’ I said to myself. And it was only at that moment that my order to go to space really appeared.

Stargazing from the International Space Station. / ZUMA Press/Global Look PressStargazing from the International Space Spot. / ZUMA Press/Global Look Press

I did not go to space, but I participated in the 105-day undertaking of the Mars 500 program–a simulation of an Earth-Mars shuttle spacecraft. During the urge conference after the mission, the Military General and head of the Russian room agency, Roscosmos, asked when I was going to go to space and my answer was ‘Not till hell freezes over.’ ‘But aren’t you a cosmonaut?’ he asked. ‘Yes’ ‘So when are you going to go to space?’ he repeated. ‘On no occasion.’ I said again. He could not understand all the restrictions regarding the spacecraft that boats the cosmonauts into space, and he decided to make me an exception. They allowed me to enhance the first flight engineer without a formal engineering education.”

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