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Russia: Moon-2015 is about to test the 'peculiarities of the female organism'02:09

Russia: Moon-2015 is about to test the 'peculiarities of the female organism'

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 28, 2015 at 05:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Six Russian scientists met the press before starting an uninterrupted eight-day space experiment to test 'the psycho-physiological peculiarities of the female organism,' Wednesday, in Moscow.

As part of the 'Moon-2015' project, the scientists will spend just over a week in 'an air-proof object' to test their mental condition, organism and equipment that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment is intended to copy as closely as possible a mission to the moon and back to earth.

Discussing during the press conference, project leader, Sergei Ponomarev, set as a third goal "to share the experience of scientists of an older generation with the specialists of the younger generation."

"We will feel some pressure during the week but I am sure that with the girls who sitting next to me, we have sufficient education, personal skills, and we will find the best way possible to resolve any conflicts we may confront," Elena Luchitskaya, one of the participants, said.

Initially 10 volunteers - mostly postgraduate students or junior and senior research associates - were trained for the experiment but only six could take part in it. The experiment is held by the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBP) and will last from October 28 to November 4, 2015.

Russia: Moon-2015 is about to test the 'peculiarities of the female organism'02:09
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Six Russian scientists met the press before starting an uninterrupted eight-day space experiment to test 'the psycho-physiological peculiarities of the female organism,' Wednesday, in Moscow.

As part of the 'Moon-2015' project, the scientists will spend just over a week in 'an air-proof object' to test their mental condition, organism and equipment that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment is intended to copy as closely as possible a mission to the moon and back to earth.

Discussing during the press conference, project leader, Sergei Ponomarev, set as a third goal "to share the experience of scientists of an older generation with the specialists of the younger generation."

"We will feel some pressure during the week but I am sure that with the girls who sitting next to me, we have sufficient education, personal skills, and we will find the best way possible to resolve any conflicts we may confront," Elena Luchitskaya, one of the participants, said.

Initially 10 volunteers - mostly postgraduate students or junior and senior research associates - were trained for the experiment but only six could take part in it. The experiment is held by the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBP) and will last from October 28 to November 4, 2015.

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