Astronauts on ISS were left without New Year’s gifts

Russians at the International Space Station (ISS) were left without New Year’s gifts from their relatives because of the delay in the departure of the Progress MS-16 cargo vehicle. The agency RIA Novosti was told about this by the crew’s psychological support service.

Gifts were supposed to be sent to the station on December 11, but the launch was postponed to February 15. Despite this, space on the truck for gifts, drawings and surprises from families remains reserved.

At the same time, the astronauts will be able to congratulate their colleagues on New Year’s Eve, since they have brought souvenirs with them in advance.

Earlier, the cosmonauts congratulated the inhabitants of the Earth on the coming New Year. Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov wished the Russians and citizens of other countries to take care of themselves and be more attentive to each other. They stressed that the most important thing now is to be together, because together you can overcome everything.

Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov are currently working on the ISS, and American astronauts Kathleen Rubins , Michael Hopkins , Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, as well as a Japanese Soichi Noguchi .