Sergey Nedoroslev ,
Chairman of the Board, Kaskol Group
Georgy Grechko ,
Astronaut-pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union
Sergei Krikalev ,
Astronaut-pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia, world record-holder for time spent in space
We need to see to it that six-year-olds won’t declare with such certainty that they want to grow up to become bankers; that some of them might perhaps want to become cosmonauts.
Those who are willing to put all of their effort, time and health into this area [cosmonautics] are becoming fewer. We must recruit dreamers to enter our industry, so they can push it ahead into the future.
It’s up to us to support those people who want to visit distant worlds. So, it’s very important that we use the Space Centre from the standpoint of inspiring young people.