EU foreign policy chief to discuss Russian jet downing with Minister Lavrov in Paris
Politician warns Ukraine will face huge losses, job cuts due to ban on exports to Russia
Russian legislator: Erdogan’s policies affect four sectors of Turkish economy
Islamic State gunmen receive weapons from Turkey — Syria FM
‘Energy bridge’ to Crimea may be commissioned earlier than December 20
Russian film director Eldar Ryazanov dies at 88Society & Culture November 30, 4:58
Vladimir Putin going to Paris to attend forum on climate, to meet with counterpartsSociety & Culture November 30, 4:47
Putin to make state-of-nation address to Federal Assembly on December 3Russian Politics & Diplomacy November 29, 21:19
EU foreign policy chief to discuss Russian jet downing with Minister Lavrov in ParisWorld November 29, 18:50
Turkish warplane delivers body of pilot of downed Su-24M bomber to AnkaraWorld November 29, 17:50
‘Energy bridge’ to Crimea may be commissioned earlier than December 20Business & Economy November 29, 17:20
Russian legislator: Erdogan’s policies affect four sectors of Turkish economyRussian Politics & Diplomacy November 29, 15:58
Turkey to give body of Russia's Sukhoi Su-24M bomber pilot to Russian diplomats on SundayWorld November 29, 12:48
All settlement in Crimea connected to electricity supplies - emergencies ministrySociety & Culture November 29, 10:12
KOROLEV (Moscow region), August 19. /ITAR-TASS/. An experiment of taking samples from illuminators and the ISS surface has brought unique results, as scientists had found traces of sea plankton there, the chief of an orbital mission on Russia’s ISS segment told reporters.
Results of the scope of scientific experiments which had been conducted for a quite long time were summed up in the previous year, confirming that some organisms can live on the surface of the International Space Station (ISS) for years amid factors of a space flight, such as zero gravity, temperature conditions and hard cosmic radiation. Several surveys proved that these organisms can even develop.
He noted that it was not quite clear how these microscopic particles could have appeared on the surface of the space station.
In reply to a question on how the ISS surface is contaminated now, the space specialist said that the ISS surface was polluted very strongly due to operation of space engines and other factors. “We are conducting special works to polish somehow and put illuminators in order. This is particularly needed during long space flights,” Solovyev added.