18 July, astronauts Sergey Krikalev and Sergey Revin met director of RUDN Institute of Space Technologies Gennady Raikunov.
More than 50 participants discussed the most topical issues of space explorations – fundamental problems including exploration of Mars and other planets together with NASA, ЕКА, JAXA and CNSA; space experiments etc. They also talked about training staff for the RF space industry. RUDN IST enrolls Bachelor and Master students and prepares specialists for new directions in the industry.
Sergey Revin shared his experience of working at the International space station saying that an astronaut has to take 100 exams in the Training Center, speak Russian and English and plant a tree before the flight. Astronauts undergo regular medical check-ups and work out twice a day.
Sergey Krikalev said that he was happy to meet the enthusiastic students, answer their questions and share his experience.
Sergey Krikalev – Hero of the USSR and the first Hero of the RF, ex-champion in the total time in space, Executive Director of “ROSCOSMOS” piloted space programs.
Sergey Revin – 113rd astronaut of Russia, 526th astronaut of the world, Hero of the RF.
Gennady Raikunov – Director of RUDN Institute of Space Technologies, Doctor in Engineering sciences, professor, Honorary worker of science of the RF, Honored test engineer of space equipment of the RF. For many years headed TsNIIMash research institute and Russian Space Systems JSC.
On February 19, in 2017, Nikolai Sergeyevich Prostakov would have turned 100 years old.
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).