The loss of the Russian space Agency: astronaut – champion Gennady Padalka left the squad
The celebrated cosmonaut of Roscosmos, the record for total stay in orbit, Gennady Padalka left the cosmonaut corps.
As it became known “MK”, the decision to leave was made the other day. Padalka will be enrolled in the unit until April 28, and then leave. Recently the cosmonaut training Center has left about a dozen astronauts, including Oleg Kotov, Mikhail Tyurin, Sergey Revin, a month ago, the squad was left without a first-class professional Sergei Volkov. Many people point to as the cause of the mass Exodus of astronauts internal organizational problems at CTC. Now the decision to leave took Gennady Padalka.
Gennady Ivanovich — the man who 12 Sep 2015 set a new world record for the total stay in space “the ocean” 878 days! And according to him, was going to go to “the thousand”, because it is important for science, to collect data about human capabilities and resources. Alas, it seems now the new record will have to wait a long time.