The domestic crew of the spaceship Soyuz TMA-16M in flight to the International space station for the first time in the history of Russian cosmonauts used a tablet.
Planned, in case of a successful break-in electronic devices, to replace their paper-Board memo in the management of ships.
"The whole need for the crew information was entered in the memory of the tablet. The astronauts received in electronic form a complete set of on-Board documentation, the flight schedule and ballistic information for dynamic operations. For a quick search the desired data, the software developers have provided a comfortable navigation and links," - says the statement on the website of the rocket and space company Energia, collecting "Unions".
The company explained that the aim was the development of the tablet in flight - check technical specifications and software for subsequent crews of the ships. In case of successful testing of electronic devices in subsequent planned categorically refuse from paper-Board instructions in the management of ships.
Remember that the Soyuz TMA-16M was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on March 27 and 28th delivered on Board of the ISS the crew of the next expedition - Russians Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko, and American Scott Kelly. Kornienko and Kelly will spend on the ISS for about a year and make a series of experiments that will help the population to approach the implementation of deep space flights. Note that the series spacecraft "Soyuz" are currently the only one in the world, capable of delivering humans to low earth orbit.