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Thursday, March 15, 2018

On Soyuz MS going into space hell, and pressed caviar

On Saturday, July 9, Russian cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg skripochka will be able to try fruit and eggs from the parcel to be delivered to the International space station first manned spacecraft of the new series “Soyuz MS”. From Baikonur the ship starts at 4.36 on 7 July, and snapping should occur in 7.12 9 July. The station will arrive Russian Anatoly Ivanishin, American Kathleen Rubens and Japanese Takuya Onishi. There they will meet with NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg skripochka, who has been there for 110 days.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

A 10-pound package to be sent in addition to the required diet are oranges (2.5 kg), apples (4.5 kg), 15 jars of pressed caviar 30 grams, and horseradish, and adjika – 9 tubes of 100 grams of both, – told “MK” in the Institute of biomedical problems of RAS.

According to experts, caviar, unlike the red, does not require special storage conditions. And this is very important because the parcel is brought to Baikonur not two days before launch, and sometimes for two weeks – difficulty with customs impose a number of restrictions on the supply. Send caviar is not the first time because it tastes invariably like all astronauts, who are trying the product at the tasting before the flight. In contrast to the usual caviar, pressed caviar is “flattened”. Astronauts eat it usually with bread. Horseradish and hot sauce eaten with meat dishes. And apples and fruit flown from the ground Anatoly Ivanishin, most likely, there will not be – will give to my colleagues who have been in space. Problems with the storage of fruits the astronauts will not have apples and oranges will be eaten in the first days after the delivery date.

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