A real feel aboard the International Space Station. Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station over the weekend, and the media published photos and videos showing that they were dressed in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. A deliberate maneuver by which they wanted to deliver a message to the world? The state agency Roscosmos answers, as the astronauts themselves explain.
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Reuters indicated that the video and photos on the Internet of Sergei Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev in blue and yellow uniforms common on the Internet, raised questions from the world media about whether it was a deliberate operation by three cosmonauts.
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The Russian crew of the Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Friday night, and the cosmonauts joined other two Russians, four Americans and a German already stationed there.
NASA has published the astronauts’ arrival records, and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) also broadcast the event.
Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov have entered the International Space Station to begin their six-and-a-half-month mission.
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When Artemyev was asked if he wanted to convey something to this by wearing the two-tone suit, he replied that he only wore it to distinguish himself from the rest of the ISS crew.
“It was our turn to choose the color of the clothes, and since we had a lot of yellow fabric accumulated, we decided we needed to use it. That is why we (when going up) wear costumes of this color – he explained.
How does Roscosmos comment on the confusion? The flight suits of the new crew were made in the colors of the emblem of the Bauman State Technical University in Moscow, which the three cosmonauts completed. It’s crazy to see the Ukrainian flag everywhere and in everything “- said the Russian Space Agency in a short statement.
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tvp.info portal, PAP
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