Hundred astronauts look for successors

Hundred astronauts look for successors

World October 3, 2016 11:24

- About a hundred astronauts from 35 countries are meeting in Vienna to discuss a week on their unique profession. The agenda contains one topic: the future of human spaceflight.

The present astronauts hope their conference young people excited for their profession. ' We can use it successors, 'said organizer Franz Viehböck, the 56-year-old former astronaut who almost spent eight days in Russian space station Mir in 1991. Wednesday answering questions the experts in Vienna to be held throughout Austria by pupils, students, senior citizens and representatives of business and politics.

It is already the 29th time that the astronauts hold a congress. Guest of honor was the 82-year-old Russian Alexey Leonov, the first man made a spacewalk in 1965.

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