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MOSCOW, July 17 /TASS/. The Russian center for training cosmonauts will announce an open contest to enlist new trainees in 2016, the center’s head, Yuri Lonchakov, told TASS on Friday.
"The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Igor Komarov) has said that we will continue flying to the ISS together with our partners till 2024. Therefore, we need to enlist new cosmonauts for these missions. The head of the Federal Space Agency said at an inter-departmental meeting that the enlistment would take place in 2016," Lonchakov said.
The first open contest to enlist new cosmonauts was held in 2012. Eight candidates were selected then but only seven passed the state exams and were qualified as cosmonaut researchers.
Preparation for a space flight as part of a crew will be the next stage in their professional career. They will be assigned to space crews after the training.