The crew of the ISS Russian Segment consisting of:
Commander of the crew of the ISS-37/38 Expedition Oleg Kotov,
Flight engineer of the crew of ISS-38 Mikhail Tyurin,
Flight engineer of the crew of ISS-37/38 Sergei Ryazansky,
answer questions from the winners of the quiz "Ask the ISS Crew a Question".

Oleg KotovAnswering questions from the winners of the quiz Ask the ISS Crew a Question is the ISS-37/38 crew commander Oleg Kotov.

Good day, dear participants in the quiz Ask the ISS Crew a Question. I'm Oleg Kotov, the commander of Expedition 38 to the station, and I welcome the opportunity to answer some of your questions. Overall, we have received more than 60 questions. All of them are very interesting and very informative, some of them are fairly original and put to us for the first time. Unfortunately, it is not technically possible for us to answer all these interesting questions, that is why have chosen several questions which are, in our opinion, the most interesting and entertaining, and we'll try to answer them.


March 28, 1999, saw a demo launch of Zenit-3SL launch vehicle under the Sea Launch program. Upper stage Block DM-SL put into its target orbit a dummy spacecraft (SC) called Demosat.
Sea Launch is a high-technology international commercial project.
Today we offer you some materials reflecting the history of the project, the launches it has accomplished, its infrastructure and the advantages of a sea-going launch site, its key features. They also show the locations of the home port and the launch site, provide the sequence of pre-launch operations and the launch itself, and key events occurring during orbital insertion of a spacecraft, list the manufacturers of spacecraft launched by Sea Launch.

The editorial board of our web site already addressed the subject of the sea-going launch site in the past.





March 9, 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of the First Spaceman of our Planet – Yuri Gagarin.

Gagarin is the subject of many writings, an extensive section of the RSC Energia web site is dedicated to Yuri Gagarin and the first flight of man in space.

We are offering a material which outlines key events in Y. Gagarin’s life and gives an idea of the first manned spacecraft Vostok.

This material is primarily intended for schoolchildren, but we hope that it might be of interest to all those who would like to remember the beginnings of the Space Age, to steep themselves in the atmosphere of those distant times (links to the favorite Soviet songs of those days are provided).

Yury Gagarin - the man of the Earth (pdf)

Александр МисуркинThe ninth plot under the heading “Space Education. Cosmonauts make things clear and share their experience”, the report given by cosmonaut Alexandr Misurkin on new radiation protection aids for cosmonauts put into operation onboard the ISS Russian Segment: device Tritel.

Узловой модуль The editorial board of the Korolev's Planet website continues reviewing the possibilities for using Lagrange points in space activities. We offer to you the answers of specialists of the RSC Energia Scientific and Technical Center for the Design of Manned Space Systems and Transportation Systems to the questions on this subject.

The questions are asked by Oleg Volkov, deputy head of the Great Start project.

Ulybyshev Yu.PWhat are these points, why does their use in space projects seem to be so attractive, and has there been any experience in their use? Those were the questions the editorial board of the Korolev’s Planet website addressed to Doctor of Engineering Science Yuri Ulybyshev.

The interview is conducted by Oleg Volkov, deputy head of the Great Start project.

Как я стал космонавтомThe eighths item in the section “Space Education. Cosmonauts Explain Things and Tell Stories” is a broadcast from the ISS by Pavel Vinogradov and Fyodor Yurchikhin on the subject of “How I Became a Cosmonaut”.


Тарелкин Евгений

The seventh subject from the head «Space education. Explanations and stories of cosmonauts» is a story of Evgeny Tarelkin about Uragan experiment.

Табакова Т.С.

«Korolev’s Planet» keeps publishing cosmonauts reports from the International Space Station.

The sixth story is Roman Romanenko’s talk about the technology of Earth remote sensing from onboard the International Space Station.

The editorial board of the Korolev's Planet website completes to publish Valentina Tereshkova’s archival materials. We are now offering to the internet users the second part of the flight logbook.

Publication of archival materials from V.V. Tereshkova’s flight will continue – there are plans to publish V.V. Tereshkova’s flight book.

В.В. Терешкова. Бортовой журнал


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