MOSCOW, November 9 Russia and Kazakhstan are discussing the issue of launching a Kazakh cosmonaut into orbit, reported in Thursday General Director of Roscosmos Yuri Borisov.
“We are discussing the issue of launching a Kazakh cosmonaut into orbit,” said Borisov, whose comment was posted on the Izvestia Telegram channel. In addition, according to Borisov, Russia received a request to develop a communications satellite for Kazakhstan.
The first Kazakh by nationality to fly into space was Toktar Aubakirov, who flew as a citizen of the USSR from October 2 to October 10, 1991. After him, Talgat Musabayev made two space flights in 1994 and 1998, but he flew into orbit as a citizen of Russia, and received Kazakh citizenship only in 2007.
The first and so far the only citizen of Kazakhstan to go into space , is Aydin Aimbetov, who flew to the International Space Station in 2015. In addition, from 2003 to 2022, another Kazakh, Mukhtar Aimakhanov, trained at the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center (received Russian citizenship in 2012), but he never got into space.