Set in a detachment of the Russian cosmonauts was extended for a month and a half

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotoracconti cosmonauts training named after Yuri GagarinSet in a detachment of the Russian cosmonauts was extended for a month and a half© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Set in the cosmonaut detachment was extended for a month and a half that follows from the information published on the website of the cosmonaut training Center (CTC) named after Gagarin.

A new set in the cosmonaut was launched in Russia March 14, 2017. Originally bids were to be taken until July 14, after which the Commission was supposed to take 6-8 people and announce the results in December 2017.

«Statements and documents (copies of originals) from applicants for selection will be accepted until 31 August 2017,» — said on the website of CTC.

As was stated by the head of the training Center Yuri Lonchakov, last set in the squad competition was 38 people in the place. This time the leadership of the CPC expects competition is 2-3 times higher. In addition, it was reported that the candidates have already received more than 300 applications.

In a press-service of the Roscosmos, in turn, noted that the selected astronauts will become the first crew of the new Russian spacecraft «Federation» will work on the International space station program, and will be the first Russians who will fly to the moon.

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