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The press service of the Central Military District said the research is essential to further space exploration.
About 300 soldiers of the Central Military District will take part in the rescue operation. There are 14 Mi-8 helicopters, 2 An-26 aircraft and 6 rescue-evacuation cars.
It's not the first experiment of zero gravity influence on multi-cellular organisms. Such organisms as geckos, silkworm eggs, dried seeds, fruit flies, and mushrooms were sent to space earlier.