The only Russian cosmonaut to the ISS was left without gifts for the New year
It is reported that all gifts are crashed together with the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” in October.
MOSCOW, December 26. /TASS/. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, working on the International space station (ISS), were left without gifts for the New year — they crashed together with the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” in October. TASS reported on Wednesday, a specialist in psychological support of cosmonauts from the Institute of biomedical problems (IBMP) RAS Lily Shueva:
All Christmas gifts for the astronauts this year, unfortunately, crashed: we sent gifts Aleksey Ovchinin, but the “Soyuz MS-10” crashed.
As stated Shueva, for astronauts in 2018 had been prepared large enough parcel for the New year. “There was a boot that we put favorite candy cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexei Ovchinin. In addition, we sent some berries, nuts, ketchup, mustard. They want to orbit a normal meal,” said the psychologist.
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Lily Shueva also said that relatives and staff a helpline every time with soul approach to the selection of gifts for the astronauts on the ISS. In orbit are highly valued gifts made with your own hands, for example, connected or sewn toys, photo collages, personalized souvenir medals and even taken by astronauts friends movies.
“Even the candy we are trying to gather those that person loves. Sometimes the factory go to the candy was fresh, because how much more time will pass until the cosmonaut”, — said the psychologist.
To celebrate the New year on Board the ISS is an international crew of three: the cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and the representative of the Canadian space Agency, David Saint-Jacques.