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International Space Station

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

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RUSSIA HAS LAUNCHED an all-female test for a potential mission to the moon.

A crew of six women, aged between between 24 and 35, are being sent on an eight-day experiment to simulate conditions for a potential mission to take place in 2029.

However, rather than focus on the scientific gravity of the mission, a press conference earlier today saw the scientists quizzed on how they would cope without men and makeup.

According to, when asked how they would cope without men, the group responded, “We consider the future of space as belonging equally to men and women and unfortunately we need to catch up a bit after a period when unfortunately there haven’t been too many women in space.”

Scientist Anna Kussmaul said, “We are here to do our job and we don’t have time to think about men.”

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Participant Anna Kussmaul hit back with, “We are doing work. When you’re doing your work, you don’t think about men and women.”

Earlier this week the Russian Federal Space Agency announced that the craft that will be used for its 2029 mission to the moon is currently under construction.

Russia sent the first woman into space – with cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova embarking on a mission in 1963.

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