'Rosatom Festival of Science & Culture'
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Russian cosmonaut wants Yoga for rehabilitation after space missions

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Thesynergyonline Health Bureau

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 12 : Yoga can be a part of astronauts' rehabilitation program after space mission, Russian cosmonaut Mr. Mikhail Kornienko said during an interaction with Indian students. Kornienko was in India as part of the six-day 'Rosatom Festival of Science & Culture' organized recently by Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia. The cosmonaut, who along with NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, spent a staggering 342 days in space on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, spoke on his experiences in a motivational lecture. "All cosmonauts share their achievements with partners, add something of their own to the space exploration. India is not an exception and Indian cosmonauts can add something," he said.

"Yoga, for example, can be very useful. For example, some yoga elements can help maintaining strength and flexibility of the bones and muscles. Cosmonauts' bones and muscles can severely decay in space and this is a major problem for us after landing," he added.

Commenting on the recent media reports that India requested Russia to train its group of three astronauts on the basis of Russian infrastructure, Kornienko said: "We welcome Indian cosmonauts to Russia. We are ready to share our experience and best practices with them".
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Selected for Cosmonaut training in 1998, Kornienko has spent a total of a little more than 516 days in space and also carried out two space walks lasting over 12 hours total in his extra-terrestrial career. Lauding Indian space program for "making great progress", Kornienko urged on the need for similar joint efforts by countries like Russia, India and China for the success of space exploration. Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia, which boasts of the largest portfolio of nuclear power plant construction projects in the world, is implementing the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu jointly with Nuclear Power Corp of India Limited (NPCIL).

"The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Indo-Russian relations", said Mr. Andrey Lebedev, Vice-President (India) of ASE, an engineering division of Rosatom. "We hope that this festival was an inspiring event impacting students to choose nuclear engineering or space for their future career."