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About 300 Russian servicemen to look for space flies in Kazakhstan

November 07, 2014, 13:21 UTC+3

A new insect generation was bred in space for scientific purposes

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YEKATERINBURG, November 7. /TASS/. A rescue team of Russia's Central Military District arrived in Kazakhstan Friday to secure the landing of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft with fruit flies on board. The fruit flies were bred during research of influence of zero gravity on multi-cellular organisms.

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.


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