“Congratulations on the successful docking,” a computer voice announced and Orak clapped.
“What are you watching, Orak?” Scorch said.
“In March, three Russian cosmonauts Denis Matveyev, Oleg Artemyev, and Sergey Korsakov boarded the International Space Station (ISS). They were welcomed by the astronauts already on the station. I was watching their video,” Orak said.
Orak explained, “Russian astronauts are known as cosmonauts. ISS is a space station that orbits the Earth. It is a joint project between five space agencies. They are NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), and CSA (Canada).”
“But why are the cosmonauts wearing yellow and blue color suits? The Russian space uniform is plain blue, right?” Verum said.
“Yes, you’re are right, Verum. People noticed it too. They think the cosmonauts wore yellow and blue colored suits to support Ukraine. Ukraine’s flag consists of the colors yellow and blue. It might be their statement against the Russia-Ukraine war,” Orak said.
“Oh yes!” Felix said, “Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, many have voiced their protests against the war through the use of the Ukraine flag colors.”
“But Roscosmos has denied such claims. They said that the yellow and blue spacesuit is in the colors of the emblem of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. All three cosmonauts graduated from the university,” Orak said.
“That could also be true,” Felix said.
“But I am glad to see astronauts from different countries work together on the ISS,” Scorch said.
“Yes, despite the tensions between US and Russia, the ISS partnership has continued for over two decades now. ISS cannot exist without Russia or US,” Orak said.
“What will the three cosmonauts do while on the ISS?” Verum said.
“They will begin a science mission for over six months,” Orak answered.