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SPACE ADVENTURES: Orbital Space Flight
We've Got Space - Adventures in Orbital Space Flight

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An Overview of the Orbital Qualification Process, Page 1

There are four training steps that all aspiring cosmonauts must
complete prior to embarking on a mission into space.

Step One: Medical Qualification Examination
Step Two: Theoretical Lessons, Lectures and Active Hands-On Simulator Training
Step Three: Learning how to work as valuable member of a cosmonaut team.
Step Four: Actual training with other members of your assigned mission team.

STEP ONE: The Medical - What to Expect

Any individual seeking a thorough analysis of their health condition may apply for testing. No interest in space travel is required. The total cost of tests is a fraction of what it would cost to have testing completed in a US hospital.

Applications for testing and full payment is requested no less than thirty days in advance so the IMBP can prepare for your arrival. A patient/applicant must have the following documents:

  • Complete medical history
  • Data on the psychiatric illnesses, alcohol and drug history
  • Recent urine and blood analyses
  • Analysis for AIDS, RW, HbS-antigen, antigen to C hepatitis
  • Ultrasonic examination, ECG

The following examinations are performed in the IMBP:

  • Clinical blood analysis
  • Urine analysis
  • Feces analysis
  • Biochemical blood analysis
  • ECG
  • Echo-ECG
  • Ultrasonic examination of internal organs, small pelvis, parathyroid gland
  • Bycicle-ergometry
  • Ortho-test
  • EEG
  • Gastroscopy
  • Audiometry
  • Vestibular tests
  • Tests in pressurized chamber
  • Testing in centrifuge
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasonic doplerography of vessels
  • Additional testing, as required
  • Specialists' examination (general practitioner, ear, nose and throat specialist; neurologist; surgery; ophthalmologist, psychologist, gynecologist for women; urologist for men, and others)

Orbital Qualification: Medical

The head of medical testing: Voronkov Yuri Ivanovich - Head of Department for Cosmonauts' Selection, Doctor of Medical Sciences.

Principle Investigator is Dobrokvashina Elena Ivanovna - Cosmonaut Researcher, Candidate for Medical Sciences.

STEP TWO: Lectures and Theoretical Training

Note: Training times are only estimates and reflect historical training requirements for cosmonauts. Shorter training times are possible for Citizen Cosmonauts.

Russian Language (TBD)
Practical Training on Soyuz Simulator (200 hours)
Practical Training on ISS Simulator (150 hours)
Special Training..survival, how to eat, drink, use the toilet, etc. (30 hours)
Medical Training (300 hours)
Scientific Training (250 hours)
Specific Training for Experiments (200 hours)
Cosmonaut Training, Star City, Russia

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