Oleg Nowitzki, crew commander of the Russian “Soyuz MS-18” manned space vehicle, which will launch to the space station on April 9th, announced that the two Russian pioneers will be out into open space 10 times.
This was stated by him in a press conference held in the online system of the Russian “TASS” agency.
He said, “We have a large program to work outside the space station, which requires going out into open space 10 times. I will participate in 3 operations,” he said.
The second Russian Soyuz MS-18 crew member, Pyotr Dubov, said that he would be exiting the space station seven times.
He added that the two Russian astronauts would wear while leaving the Russian-made space suit. He recalled that he had previously planned to wear an American-made space suit, on the condition that American astronauts wear Russian-made space suits while out into open space.
Pyotr Dubov also said that the two Russian astronauts will not carry additional devices to the space station to search for holes in the body of the International Space Station, and explained that all the equipment needed to carry out this mission is available in the Russian sector of the space station.
It is noteworthy that the director of the Russian manned space flight program, Vladimir Solovyov, had previously announced in an interview with the “Russia-24” TV channel that the multi-mission “Naoka” laboratory would be launched next summer to the International Space Station, which would require the exit of the Russian astronauts. From the station more than once.
It is noteworthy that the manned Russian “Soyuz MS-18” spacecraft will launch on April 9 from the “Yakonur” space airport to the International Space Station, carrying on board the two Russian pioneers, Oleg Nowitzki and Piotr Dubov, and the American pioneer, Mark Vandy Hai.