19-08-11 01The work of cosmonauts with questionnaires of the Great Start space experiment on August 19, 2011

Prior to the TV broadcast, cosmonauts Borisenko A.I. (ISS commander), Samokutiayev A.M. (ISS Flight Engineer 1) and Volkov (ISS Flight Engineer 2) familiarized themselves with various versions of the answers to the questionnaire that were delivered onboard ISS RS, and selected the most interesting answer to each of the questions

During the TV broadcast, cosmonauts read the most interesting answers and announce the names and addresses of the participants. Each of the cosmonauts reads his version of the best answer.

Selection of the best answers to the questions in the Great Start questionnaire

19-08-2011г.
19-08-2011г.

 

Text version

  ISS Comander
Borisenko A.
Flight Engineer-1
Samokutiayev A.
2 Flight Engineer-2
Volkov S.
Cosmonauts’
identifiers
1 2 3

 

ID

1. Do you know about Y. Gagarin’s flight?

1, 2, 3

ID 377
Mikhailov, Alexei Vladimirovich
Russia, Cheboksary

Of course, I would like to know more about the flight of Y.A.Gagarin. That was a flight, which was very important not only for the Russian space program, but also for the entire world, regardless of the confrontation between the two superpowers. And of course, it is great to be aware of the fact that you know something more about that event.

 

2. Why, in your opinion, was Russia the first country to reach space?

1, 2, 3

ID 391
Fastenkov, Anton Anatolievich
Russia, Moscow

1) The country’s leadership spared no expense on the defense (the situation forced them to do this);

2) A sound long-term policy of personnel training and development of science in the interests of defense;

3) The existence of the Council of Chief Designers, which was capable of thinking big and was regarded by the country's leadership as an indisputable authority.

4) The country leadership’s awareness of the need to maintain a perception of the USSR’s supremacy in science and defense among its citizens and around the world.

5) Post-war rapid economic growth.

 

3. Do you think that the Chief Designer Sergei Korolev played the decisive role in the success of space exploration and the first manned spaceflight?

1, 2, 3

ID 292
Mikhailov, Alexei Vladimirovich

Russia, Cheboksary

Yes, certainly. Korolev played a decisive role, it was owing to him that the country was successfully exploring space.

 

4. Which of the Russia’s achievements in space known to you are, in your opinion, of the most significance?

1, 2, 3

ID 370
Grigorian, Levon Albertovich
Russia, Moscow

For USSR – the first satellite, Gagarin’s mission, retrieval of a lunar soil sample, Mir space station, launch vehicle Energia.

For Russia – the fact that the space industry did not collapse in 1990s the way aviation industry did at the time, and the fact that now the space industry is on the rise again.

 

5. What, in your opinion, is the cause of man’s interest in the study and exploration of space?

1, 2, 3

ID 343
Adushkin, Sergei Aleksandrovich
Russia, Saransk

A human being, by his own nature, seeks expansion of his natural habitat. That’s exactly why we left the caves, and that’s why science is advancing. That’s why I believe that the Dyson sphere, which is fantasy today, will in time become reality.

 

6. What additional information about the ISS project would you like to get?

1, 2, 3

ID 370
Grigorian, Levon Albertovich
Russia, Moscow

I would like the Russian cosmonauts to have the ability to communicate through the internet online, as Americans do. I could ask them a lot of things.

 

7. Which areas of space research seem to you to be of most value for science and humanity: biomedicine, new technologies, physics, astronomy?

1, 2, 3

ID 328
Junior Miranda
Nova Friburgo

Cosmonautics improves every human knowledge

 

8. Do you think that space must be explored in joint projects between different countries? What joint projects are of greatest interest and importance?

1, 2, 3

ID 372
Steve
Toronto, Canada

Any and all projects -- it's always better to approach a project from as many unique and different perspectives/backgrounds as possible

 

9. In your opinion, is there any need to have people in space today?

1, 2, 3

 

ID 393
Kopytov, Vladimir Andreevich
Russia, Altai region, Orlovo

Of course, it is cheaper and easier to use a robot, but it lacks our intuition, a “sixth sense”, astuteness!

 

 11. Is it acceptable to send men to another planet on a volunteer one-way mission?

3

 

ID 328
Junior Miranda
Nova Friburgo

Man can volunteer for anything. Pilgrims left Europe to colonize Americas.

1

ID 327
Pat Swayne
USA, Lawrenceville, GA

No. Only if it was to save the earth from a disaster, such as collision with an asteroid.

2

ID 351
Koshelev, Mikhail Yurievich
Moscow

Provided a permanent base/colony is constructed, functioning and further developed.

 

13. Where do you think excess profits accruing from the sale of natural resources are best invested: in super expensive yachts or in useful space projects?

1, 2, 3

ID 395
Alexandrov, Sergei Viktorovich
Moscow

There isn’t, and can never be any dilemma ;) Of course, into projects that are useful for the country and for the Mankind (by the way, those must not necessarily be space projects).

 

14. The message from the participants in the Great Start experiment

1, 2, 3

ID 359
Bronz, Alexander Vladimirovich
Russia, Moscow

Virtual satellite name:Apogee

Message: You'll never walk alone.

 

 

 

 

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