Astronaut shaved his leg for the sake of science
The state Commission confirmed the crew of a new expedition to the ISS, which included Sergei Volkov, Andreas Mogensen and Aydin Aimbetov. Danish astronaut told that due to a scientific experiment, which will begin on Earth, he had to shave the right leg.
The astronaut of the European space Agency Dane Andreas Mogensen reported on the sacrifices he had to go because of science. To participate in the experiment to study muscle atrophy he had to shave the right leg. It is known that the study will begin on Earth, and then will continue in space.
"To prepare for this experiment we have at the moment, because I woke up a little earlier than usual: I had to completely shave my right leg," he said, Mogensen Today. He also said that Russian astronaut will impose on his foot electrodes in order to observe how the impact occurs. "For this experiment I had to sacrifice himself in some degree. 1 leg is normal and 2nd is shaved," added Danish astronaut.
The experience will last 3 and a half days. Also, Mogensen expressed confidence in the conquest of other planets. "I have no doubt that we will achieve success in this and future conquer as Mars and other asteroids," said he.
As informs RIA Novosti news Agency, earlier the state Commission acknowledged the crew, who will go on a new expedition to the ISS. In the occasion of a resident of Russia Sergey Volkov, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Kazakh astronaut Aydin Aimbetov. For Volkov this flight will be for 3 in his career. Mogensen Aimbetov and will go into orbit for the first time.
The launch of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" with manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-18M" scheduled for the morning of 2 September. Two days after beginning the ship will dock to the ISS.