He recalled that Minsk will present about 20-30 candidates, among whom there may be military pilots, civilian pilots, doctors or biologists with promising projects.

“Depending on what happens in the end, we begin to prepare a flight program.

Based on the complexity of the flight program, it will be clear whether there will be a shorter training program or, conversely, a more intensive one, ”Rogozin said in an interview with the ONT television channel.

Rogozin stressed that cosmonaut candidates must be "healthy for space."

“He must be healthy not only on earth, he must be healthy for space.

Secondly, they must be calm as boas... They must be able to do something - something that may be needed there ... There must be some idea behind the candidate, ”concluded the general director of the state corporation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin previously instructed Roskosmos to organize the flight into space of representatives of Belarus on a domestic ship.

He also admitted that the flight of the Belarusian cosmonaut could take place in 2023.