Russian scientists have found DNA of microorganisms on the outer skin of the ISS. Previously it was believed that cosmic radiation and temperature changes kill all living things, the experiment of Russian microbiologists refuted this fact.
Russian scientists compared space samples with terrestrial ones and found some analogues.
It remains to find out exactly how the microbes ended up on the ISS - whether they came from Earth or from space.
The plot starred Tatiana Grebennikova, Oleg Tsygankov, Vladimir Solovyov, Elena Shubralova, Valery Shematovich.
Grebennikova T.V. - Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics of the D.I. Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (N.F. Gamalei Federal State Budgetary Institution "NITSEM" of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation). Tsygankov O.S. - Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Honored Designer of the Russian Federation, Honored Tester of the Space Technology of the Federation of Cosmonautics of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky, Chief Researcher of RSC Energia. Soloviev V.A. - pilot-cosmonaut, scientist, designer, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, twice Hero of the Soviet Union. Shubralova E.V. - Chief Researcher of TsNIIMash. V.I. Shematovich - Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of the Department of Solar System Research at the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.