Who Can Fly into Outer Space?

On April 2nd at 5 p.m. a lecture on the topic “Who Can Fly into Outer Space?” will take place at the MIPT Center of Living Systems (204 AMB). The lecture is organized by the Laboratory of Special Medical Equipment, Technology and Pharmaceutics. What state of health must one be in to endure the huge acceleration and load forces of space flights? What effect does the environment in space have on the human body? What are the main criteria for selecting a future cosmonaut? How is the pre-flight training organized? You’ll have a unique opportunity to learn the answers from specialists working in the sphere of space medicine – from those who take direct part in selecting future cosmonauts. The lecturers ask those who wish to test themselves to come dressed in sport outfits.

Attendees will hear from Dr. Valeriy Boyarintsev, professor, head of the Laboratory of Special Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutics at the MIPT Center of Living Systems, member of the Chief Medical Commission for selecting cosmonaut candidates, and Evgeniy Bersenev, Ph.D. in Biology, head of a laboratory at the Institute of Biomedical Problems Laboratory (RAS), Associate Member of the Internationational Acedemy of Astronautics (IAA).

Many of us wanted to become cosmonauts when we were children, dreaming about distant planets, stars, space flights and spaceships. For most of us, however, traveling outside the atmosphere remained a dream. Yet, in the fifty years following Yuriy Gagarin’s first spaceflight, more than 500 people have traveled into outer space. What separates them from the rest of us? What is the secret of cosmonaut health? What do you need to do in order to fly into outer space? Come and find out. You may be able to after all.

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