Anastasia Stepanova: Lunar Analogue Mission SIRIUS19

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Worcester College

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Anastasia Stepanova talks about her 4-month biomedical moon simulation experiment SIRIUS19 in preparation for manned missions to the moon

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****** Drinks reception provided after the talk, offering the opportunity of networking.*******

Speaker: Anastasia Stepanova, from Russian Federation

Anastasia was mission specialist in international project – Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) conducted cooperatively by the Russian Institute of Biomedical Problems (RAS) and the NASA Human Research Program. The SIRIUS19 simulated long duration space flight to study issues related to human isolation and confinement. This includes the study of biomedical and psychosocial challenges that may be experienced on long missions. Anastasia was crewmember at unique twin study Mars analogue mission “Mars160” in Utah desert (2016) and Devon island (Arctic) (2017). The international team Mars160 carried out Mars-relevant microbiological, geological, psychological and engineering researches. Anastasia designated as crew journalist, health and safety officer and assistant to microbiologist. In addition, she conducted tests for the research “Cognitive psychology and the psychology of small groups” by Institute of Biomedical Problems RAS. Anastasia has master degree in Journalism at Moscow State University, spent four years at school of space journalism with Russian cosmonaut Yuriy Baturin. Together with two other journalists she wrote the book about cosmonautics “I wish you a good flight”.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Oxford University Aeronautical Society, the Science Innovation Union and the UK Mars Society.

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Worcester College

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