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You Won't Believe the Questions These Female Scientists Were Asked

You Won't Believe the Questions These Female Scientists Were Asked

Six women boarded a simulated flight to the Moon on Wednesday at Russia's Institute of Biomedical Problems.

"Their eight-day unpaid Moon 2015 mission confronts them with 30 experiments aboard a mock-up environment of six cabins, kitchen, bathroom and gym akin to life on the International Space Station ISS," the Russian news agency TSS said.

"It's the latest in a lengthy series of tests carried out by institute specialists studying the effects on human physiology and emotions during life among the stars."

This is the latest experiment to be carried out by institute specialists studying the effects of human physiology and emotions during life among the stars.

The women are between the ages of 22 and 34. 

Scientists are interested in how the women will interact with one another during the experiment. 

But it isn't their experiment that's making headlines, its the sexist comments and questions the women have faced about the experiment that's making waves.

According to Phys.org, Institute Director Igor Ushkiv said "it will be particularly interesting in terms of psychology ... they say that in one kitchen, two housewives find it hard to live together."

Fusion reports that during a press conference, crew members were asked questions like: "How will you deal with being without makeup for eight days? How will you cope with not being around men?"

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