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06 March 2024, 11:33

Anastasia Lenkova's mother about her daughter's dream of space flight

Zvyozdny Gorodok, 6 March (BelTA) - Since childhood, Anastasia  has  dreamed of space flight and moved towards her dream, Natalia Lenkova, the mother of the Belarusian spaceflight participant Anastasia Lenkova, told the media, BelTA has learned. 

"When I found out that my daughter could fly into space, I felt excited. My daughter worked very hard towards everything she aspired to, in small steps. As a mother I am happy to see my child get closer to her goal," Natalia Lenkova said. 

She added that she regularly called her daughter and talked about her preparation. "As a mascot, I gave my daughter a toy Neznaika, which she took to Baikonur," Natalia Lenkova noted.

As BelTA has reported earlier, the Cosmonaut Training Center hosted a farewell ceremony for the main and backup crews of Visiting Expedition 21 to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Taking part in the ceremony were family members of the cosmonauts.

The main crew of Visiting Expedition 21 to the International Space Station (ISS) includes Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, Belarus’ Marina Vasilevskaya and NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson.

The backup crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Ivan Vagner, Belarusian space flight participant Anastasia Lenkova and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit.

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