Former spy Anna Chapman wants to participate in the designing of a uniform for ground specialists of Russian space centers, Gagarin Astronaut Training Center's chief astronaut Sergei Krikalev said on Wednesday.
Chapman was part of a Russian spy ring that was broken up this summer. She was later freed as part of a spy swap deal with Russia. She subsequently received one of Russia's highest medals for espionage.
"Chapman told me that she intends to participate in designing clothing for the Khrunichev [Space] Center, in what capacity, designer or financially, she did not specify," Krikalev said. "As for me, I said we're going to do something similar for the [Gagarin] Astronauts Training Center, and Anna Chapman immediately expressed her desire to participate," he continued adding that further details have not yet been discussed.
Chapman is currently a host of a new documentary TV show on Russia's REN TV channel, World's Secrets.
Since returning home, Chapman has appeared on the cover of the Russian edition of Maxim magazine in the November issue, sporting nylon and lace and wielding a revolver. She also accepted Playboy magazine's proposal for the cover of its January Russian issue.
In late December, she joined the ranks of the youth arm of Russia's ruling United Russia party, Molodaya Gvardia (Young Guard) in an apparent attempt to launch a political career. She was named a member of the group's public council.
Chapman has also recently accepted a job as an adviser to the president of FondServiceBank and showed up at the launch of a Russian spacecraft.
ZVEZDNIY GORODOK (Moscow Region), February 16 (RIA Novosti)