Bion 7 experiment

Bion 7 experiment

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Caption: Bion 7 experiment. Scientists preparing two rhesus monkeys for the Bion 7 space-flight mission. Bion 7, or Kosmos-1667, was a biological research mission, carrying two rhesus macaques named Gordyy and Oomka, ten rats and ten newts. The experiments looked at various aspects of long-duration space flight and microgravity. Bion 7 was launched on 10th August 1985 and returned to Earth seven days later. Photographed in Moscow, Russia, in 1985.

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