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28 Aug 2018

Belarusian scientists to stage experiments as part of international space research project

MINSK, 28 August (BelTA) – Belarusian scientists intend to participate in experiments within the framework of the international space project SIRIUS, BelTA learned from Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Kilin on 28 August.

The official said: “Russian programs, NASA programs intended to resume Moon research, create an orbital station, reach Mars, and projects to prepare people for lengthy voyages will be discussed during the space congress in Minsk. By the way, Belarusians have been invited to come up with their own tasks to participate in the SIRIUS project. These tasks have been sent for consideration to Russia. If everything is okayed, our representative will stage experiments in conditions of lengthy isolation, which model the environment of a spacecraft. We hope that technical aspects of our cooperation will be discussed during the space congress.”

The SIRIUS project is designed to research how humans will behave and how well they will work in isolation during lengthy space flights. The project is being implemented by the Medical and Biological Problems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The 31st planetary congress of the Association of Space Explorers will be held in Minsk on 9-15 September. Every year the planetary congress gathers cosmonauts and representatives of research institutions and national space agencies. The Association of Space Explorers is an international not-for-profit organization that unites cosmonauts and astronauts from many countries. It was established in 1985 to share the best practices in the area of manned space flights.

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