Just before the weekend, cosmonauts Denis Matveyev, Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Korsakov arrived at the International Space Station in bright yellow and blue jumpsuits. As the first Russians to the International Space Station since the war in Ukraine began, it seemed like a choice. Russia’s space agency Roscosmos denied the link, saying in a Telegram post spotted by Space.com: “Sometimes yellow is just yellow.” Roscosmos went on to claim all three are wearing the colors of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, their common alma mater, which has a badge with blue and gold details.
The astronauts did not talk too much about their choice of uniform during a press conference. “It was our turn to choose a color,” says Artemyev. “We have accumulated a lot of yellow matter, so we need to use it. That’s why we have to wear yellow. “Does this mean they made their own jumpsuits?
Then again, with the three men still in space, they couldn’t stay away from the immediate consequences of their government.
– Matt Smith
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