The Institute of Biomedical and Medical Research at the Russian Academy of Sciences announced that it will soon announce the participants in the new experiment within the SIRIUS program dedicated to training astronauts for future trips to the moon, according to RT.
“The institute will announce in early February the start of selecting participants for the SIRIUS-23 annual isolation experiment, which is being conducted within the framework of the SIRIUS program dedicated to training astronauts for future trips to the moon,” said a statement issued by the institute’s press service.
The statement added, “Work is underway to develop the scientific and technical operational programs for the experiment, taking into account the results of previous experiments that lasted (17, 120, 240) days.”
The statement indicated that the institute presents to Russian institutions and international partners all its scientific and technical capabilities to conduct additional joint research related to human space exploration.
And SIRIUS is a scientific project established by the Institute of Biomedical and Medical Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with NASA, to train a number of astronauts on future flights that will head to the moon.
During the tests, the participants will have to remain in complete isolation from the outside world, and live in conditions very similar to the conditions that the astronauts will experience in the space flights that will be launched to the moon in the future.
Participants will also undergo about 80 scientific tests, including tests to measure their ability to avoid stress during long-term space flights, and tests to show how well their bodies can handle not sleeping for two consecutive days.