"The competition committee decided to come up with a proposal to the head of Roscosmos to extend the selection until mid-December," the press service of the Cosmonaut Training Center (CPC) named after TASS quotes TASS.

Yu.A. Gagarin.

It is noted that at the moment there is an in-person selection stage.

Several applicants come every week.

Earlier it became known that the Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, as well as the American astronaut Chris Cassidy, who are on the ISS, will return to Earth on October 22.