NIK organized a meeting with cosmonauts
On 14 April NIK organized a meeting with Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and test cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin which took place in the conference hall of Zhukovskiy City District Administration. It was devoted to the Cosmonautics Day and the 55th anniversary of the first human space flight. Besides NIK’s employees, senior students of Lyceum ¹14 and Gymnasium ¹1, students of Moscow Aviation University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology,Zhukovsky Aviation College were invited to the meeting.
The Head of Zhukovsky A.Voitiuk addressed the audience with welcome speech. He congratulated the cosmonauts on their professional holiday and spoke about the town’s contribution to the cosmonauts training.
The cosmonauts introduced the work of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City to the audience. O.Artemyev shared practical experience of work in space. D.Petelin described the cosmonaut training, selection requirements and entrance tests. The meeting format proposed a live dialogue, children and adults asked speakers a myriad of questions.
After a two-hour meeting at the Administration the cosmonauts were invited to visit the NIK’s Engineering and Design Centre. In a cosy atmosphere of a tea meeting our employees received answers to many more questions. Especially many of them were addressed to the former colleague Dmitry Petelin.
This meeting allowed our specialists to get interesting information about practical application of modern achievements in aerospace industry in real cosmonaut training and work conditions, but most importantly – to feel themselves the successors of national cosmonautics glorious traditions.