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Russia: SIRIUS crew hail 4-month simulated Moon mission as 'great success'02:39

Russia: SIRIUS crew hail 4-month simulated Moon mission as 'great success'

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 17, 2019 at 16:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Six members of the international SIRIUS crew completed their 120-day simulated Moon flight experiment at Moscow's Institute of Biomedical Problems on Wednesday.

The experiment reproduced the basic characteristics of a Moon mission, paving the way for future space flights.

The SIRIUS crew comprised of the experiment's commander Evgeny Tarelkin and three other Russians, flight engineer Daria Zhidova, crew doctor Stefania Fedyai and test researcher Anastasia Stepanova, in addition to Americans Reinhold Povilaitis and Allen Mirkadyrov.

Speaking to the press, NASA Human Research Programme Director William Paloski said the crew had "a very successful mission."

The crew’s commander Tarelkin stated that "the most important thing" is that the experiment's participants have "a lot of mutual plans ahead."

The scientific programme of SIRIUS-2019 included 79 experiments. The results will be used as a basis for the preparation of future long duration space missions.

Russia: SIRIUS crew hail 4-month simulated Moon mission as 'great success'02:39
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Six members of the international SIRIUS crew completed their 120-day simulated Moon flight experiment at Moscow's Institute of Biomedical Problems on Wednesday.

The experiment reproduced the basic characteristics of a Moon mission, paving the way for future space flights.

The SIRIUS crew comprised of the experiment's commander Evgeny Tarelkin and three other Russians, flight engineer Daria Zhidova, crew doctor Stefania Fedyai and test researcher Anastasia Stepanova, in addition to Americans Reinhold Povilaitis and Allen Mirkadyrov.

Speaking to the press, NASA Human Research Programme Director William Paloski said the crew had "a very successful mission."

The crew’s commander Tarelkin stated that "the most important thing" is that the experiment's participants have "a lot of mutual plans ahead."

The scientific programme of SIRIUS-2019 included 79 experiments. The results will be used as a basis for the preparation of future long duration space missions.

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