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About 100 species of microorganisms living on the ISS erode spacecraft

About 100 species of different microorganisms aboard the International Space Station (ISS), degradative plastics and metal, spacecraft is manufactured and…

About 100 species of different microorganisms aboard the International Space Station (ISS), degradative plastics and metal, spacecraft is manufactured and threatens the crew’s health, Valery Bogomolov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) Russian Academy of Sciences, said.

“Three people work at the station now, the next crew will replace them, but there are living creatures permanently living there – microorganisms. Currently there are about 100 species of microorganisms, sponges on ISS that live and change not only , is considered a danger to astronauts, but they also break down the plastic and metal that the station is made of, “he said.

Last week, experts from the multilateral medical operations panel (MMOP ISS), the multilateral spatial board (MSMB ISS) and the multilateral medical board (MMPB ISS) meetings in IBMP in Moscow discussed discussing human immunization from infections and ensuring the microbiological security of ISS staff. They examined current and future aspects of medical support for the health of the ISS crew and discussed the implementation of biomedical research.

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