(Picture: SSC RF
(Picture: SSC RF

An all-female Russian space crew are in training to fly to the moon in 2029.

The six women have been locked away in a mock spacecraft for eight days as part of an isolation experiment at Moscow's Institute of Biomedical Problems.

According to AFP, it is the first experiment of its kind involving an all-female team.

"It will be particularly interesting in terms of psychology," said the institute's director Igor Ushakov.

Adding (somewhat offensively):

I'd like to wish you a lack of conflicts, even though they say that in one kitchen, two housewives find it hard to live together.

Despite the mission being heralded as a giant leap for gender equality the casual sexism didn't stop with Ushakov.

During a press conference ahead of their isolation, the women were asked all the important questions such as:

How will you cope without men or makeup for eight days?

Team leader Yelena Luchnitskaya said:

I'm sure we all have the education, personal qualities and the upbringing, at the end of the day. So far I can't imagine what would rattle us.

H/T Huffington Post

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