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Russian for NASA-Astronauts

This text was excerpted from: Астронавты NASA теперь вынуждены учить русский язык , Катерина Шорина,, 2011 (ru)

In connection with the end of the Space-Shuttle program, NASA has organized Russian-language courses, which will be necessary for further flights into space.

As reported by, astronauts who will "move to" Soyus-spacecraft, will have to master the Russian language at the appropriate level to ensure normal working conditions. The Italian Astronaut Roberto Wittori has said that in his opinion, the number of future astronauts will be reduced drastically. Preference will not be given to experienced but young Astronauts. NASA has already reserved the necessary seats on board of Soyus spacecraft.
Астронавты NASA теперь вынуждены учить русский язык Катерина Шоринаrusskiymir.ru07/27/2011ru
В NASA астронавты учат русский языкmemoid.ruru
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