Patriarch Kirill wants to go to space
- Moscow, December 1, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has stated his interest in going to space, said Anatoly Perminov, head of Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).
"The Patriarch would like to go to space if there is an opportunity. It turned out that he once carried out 19 training flights on a MiG [jet], performing various aerobatic stunts," Perminov said on Wednesday at a tea party with astronauts who will head to the International Space Station in December.
The Patriarch said the Orthodox Church approves of all current space operations and displayed keen interest in space simulators at the training center in Star City, according to Perminov.