The Soyuz spacecraft to fly tourists to the International space station (ISS) will be modified so that they could run only one professional astronaut, not a crew of a commander and two flight engineers. This was told by Executive Director of “Rosatom” Sergey Krikalev on Wednesday, October 23.
According to him, in the specialized mission vehicle is being finalized in order to make it easier to manage one person, some modes will not be duplicated. Will also be improved interface that one person was easier, writes “RIA Novosti”.
Krikalev said that the commander of the ship will be an experienced astronaut, but there is no contact with those who it will fly. In addition, the Director noted that “Soyuz” can be adapted for flight without docking with the ISS.
On October 22 the owner of the developer company Laros — Oleg Larionov said that the first return as SpaceX, Russian reusable launch vehicle scheduled to launch in 2020.