"The idea of the experiment is to send 20 mice onboard. They will spend 30 days there and will be brought back to the Earth alive."NASA
Plans are in store to send 20 mice to the International Space Station (ISS) next year as part of a joint Russian-U.S. experiment project, Vladimir Sychev, Deputy Director General of the Moscow-based Institute of Medical and Biological Studies told reporters on Nov. 10.
The experiment will be carried out to study the influence of spaceflight factors on physiology, Sychov said.
"The idea of the experiment is to send 20 mice onboard. They will spend 30 days there and will be brought back to the Earth alive," he said.
The experiment will be similar to the April 2013 mission when the same number of mice blasted off to space onboard the Bion-M space capsule. The vessel is designed for conducting research in space biology, physiology and biotechnologies.
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