Speaker 1: From the time you leave the United States for Russian soy uses launch, it's this whole process of different traditions. You have to visit the Kremlin and you have to go to, you know, pay respects to the cosmos and the, uh, Russian and Soviet space program. You had to look at the bell and the cannon because previous crew members I've done that. And then a couple weeks before you fly down to BOR and you go through similar kind of traditions and preparations, it's a, you know, iconic [00:00:30] place.
Speaker 2: Good. I know, I know that you have a brother and you are, is it really difficult? Uh, not, doesn't see each other for one. Yeah. Uh, no, it's not.
Speaker 3: Thank you.
Speaker 1: Heading to the launchpad van stops [00:01:00] the same spot that Erie Aaron stopped and got out and peed on the tire. So we have to get out, undo our spacesuit pee on the tire, get back in button, your spacesuit up and keep heading to the rocket. You always get a blessing from the Russian Orthodox priest, which is, uh, generally pretty cool old water in your face. Cause they're not your superstitions and traditions. [00:01:30] They seem a little bit odd, but uh, yeah, one of their big cultural things is if their friends are going on a trip, then they have to be there to say goodbye. Even if it's a, at a base of a fueled rocket, there's like a hundred people up there. And you're just trying to get through this crowd. It's like madness crazy. It's like a big party at the base of the rocket there's smokers out there. I've seen them. Yep.