The state corporation “Roskosmos” has planned research on the possible application of genetic engineering. The goal is to create a superman for long-range space flight. This was stated by the executive director of the corporation for promising programs and science Alexander Bloshenko.
According to him, the stakes will be made on genetic and cellular technologies. At the first stage, scientists will have to assess the safety and prospects of such research. The project will be implemented jointly with the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences and medical institutions in Moscow.
Bloshenko stressed that radiation remains the main enemy of man in space. its effect is capable of killing an astronaut before he reaches the target. That is why the first study under the program will focus on creating a drug that minimizes the effects of radiation training.