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MOSCOW, February 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Only four out of 43 contenders to a new group of cosmonauts are admitted to the second stage, and there are no women among them, the chief of the Federal Space Agency's department for manned missions, Alexei Krasnov, said at a press conference on Tuesday.
After the first correspondence stage, the commission consisting of specialists of the Cosmonaut Training Centre, the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation and the Medical and Biological Studies Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences considered 25 applications, and four of the people were admitted to the second stage, he said.
The Russian group of cosmonauts numbers 39 people at present, including one woman -- Yelena Serova, who is planned to fly to the ISS in 2014.
In late January the Federal Space Agency announced an open selection to the group of cosmonauts. Any citizen who meets the age and biometric requirements can apply for becoming a member of the group. Roscosmos plans to take five-six people.