Armenian Harutyun Kiviryan selected by Russia as cosmonaut candidate

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Harutyun Kiviryan is one of the four candidates chosen by Russia to begin cosmonaut training after an extended one-and-a-half-year selection process.

“The winners are Sergey Irtuganov, Alexander Kolyabin, Sergey Teteryatnikov and Harutyun Kiviryan,” Russia’s federal space corporation Roscosmos announced on its website.

In the near future, they will take general space training course for the next two years.

Kiviryan, 27, earned his engineering degree with a specialty in rockets from the Baltic State Technical University “Voenmeh” in Saint Petersburg and has worked as a test engineer at RSC Energia, Roscosmos’ prime contractor for crewed spacecraft.


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