As we know, American astronauts started to learn Russian language in 1980s during the joint flights programme with the Mir Space Station. In 2009 Russian language became mandatory there. According to the astronauts’ training manager, Duane Ross: Along with training in spacewalks, robotics, and piloting a spaceship, NASA is requiring that all future astronauts learn to speak and read Russian.
The topic “Russian Language and Space” is also relevant in Yaroslavl, the home of the first woman astronaut Valentina Tereshkova.
International students coming to study Russian language in InTC language school, have the opportunity to get closer to the stars as a bonus.