Candidacy of Kazakh cosmonaut to fly on ISS approved
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakh cosmonaut Aydin Aimbetov will fly to the International Space Station, the press service of the Kazakh president said July 3 following the operational meeting with the participation of the permanent members of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Aimbetov's candidacy was approved by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, according to the press service.
The agreement on the participation of the Kazakh citizen in flight to the International Space Station was previously reached between the heads of Kazakhstan and Russia. The decision about the flight of the Kazakh cosmonaut to the ISS was made after British singer Sarah Brightman refused to fly as a space tourist.
The issues of development of the space industry of Kazakhstan were also discussed at the meeting, as well as the progress of implementation of the project to create a rocket-space complex Baiterek at the Baikonur cosmodrome was considered.
Following the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave instructions to the government.
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