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19 Mar 2018

Novitsky: Native land primarily associated with parents’ house

Novitsky: Native land primarily associated with parents’ house

MINSK, 19 March (BelTA) – The concept of “native land” includes such components as friendship, school, place where you spent your childhood and adolescence years and the house of your parents, Pilot-Cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Oleg Novitsky said in an interview with the ONT TV channel on 18 March, BelTA has learned.

Oleg Novitsky said that when in space he misses simple but important things such as family, friends, a sense of ground under your feed, wind in the trees. And yet the space is calling back. Therefore the cosmonaut is happy that the medical commission found him fit for space flight. This heralds the completion of a certain stage in life, the recognition as a professional, the cosmonaut said. Now he is awaiting the flight crew assignment.

Oleg Novitsky plans to attend the Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers in Minsk in September 2018. Foreign guests will be provided with a chance to see Belarus, visit its numerous facilities, including the sports ones.

The cosmonauts will meet to discuss proposals, ideas and new solutions.

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