According to him, a failure of one of the blocks immediately killed 15 experimental rodents. Also, due to problems in the "Contour" block of the satellite, scientists also lost the gerbils that had been sent into space. To establish the causes of the incident, a special commission was established.
A special commission of the Russian Federal Space Agency will find those responsible for the deaths of mice and gerbils in space, on board the Russian biosatellite Bion-M, deputy director for science at the Institute of Biomedical Problems, scientific director of Bion project, Vladimir Sychev, said at a press conference in Moscow.
As of the morning of May 12, 23 people remain in Kazan hospitals after the shooting that took place at School N175