16 May 2013, Thursday, 12:20

Cosmonauts met with mass media in the Ufa House of Press

author: Olga Murtazina

Cosmonauts Vladimir Kovalenok, Alexander Ivanchenko, Victor Gorbatko and Anatoly Filipchenko met with journalists in the House of Press. The Heroes of the Soviet Union take part in a number of actions which are passing these days in Ufa. The assembly hall was filled with representatives of mass-media, public figures and pupils of the grammar school No.39. Schoolchildren were the first to ask the question — about state of health of cosmonauts in the conditions of weightlessness. «These conditions are very attractive, but destructive for health. We understood it by our own experience. Health professionals developed for us a complex of exercises to avoid negative consequences. Now cosmonauts work in at the orbital station for a long period of time», Vladimir Kovalenok said.

Also Ufa townspeople asked whether cosmonauts believed in the higher reason and whether they came across in space with facts confirming the god existence. Newsmakers responded that while working at the station they used to observe unidentified objects and surprising natural phenomena, but they did not meet with angels and other fabled beings.

Also cosmonauts told about contingencies which they had to face while being at the orbital station.