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Russian women finish space flight simulation, say they missed families more than chocolate

  • From left, Daria Komissarova, Tatyana Shuguyeva, Polina Kuznetsova, Inna Nosikova, Anna Kussmaul and Elena Luchitskaya answer questions after the eight-day imitation flight to the moon at a mock-up spaceship, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel. While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    From left, Daria Komissarova, Tatyana Shuguyeva, Polina Kuznetsova, Inna Nosikova, Anna Kussmaul and Elena Luchitskaya answer questions after the eight-day imitation flight to the moon at a mock-up spaceship, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel. While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Inna Nosikova exits a mock-up spaceship after an eight-day imitation flight to the moon, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel. While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Inna Nosikova exits a mock-up spaceship after an eight-day imitation flight to the moon, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel. While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anna Kussmaul exits a mock-up spaceship after an eight-day imitation flight to the moon, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel. While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Anna Kussmaul exits a mock-up spaceship after an eight-day imitation flight to the moon, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel. While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

After emerging from an eight-day space simulation, the all-female Russian crew says they missed their loved ones in the confined experiment more than they missed shampoo or chocolate.

The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel.

While Russia's space medicine center has conducted similar experiments in the past, this is the first time the crew was all female. Speculation swirled in the Russian media about whether they would be able to survive without males or cosmetics for a week. The women assured journalists it was possible.

Asked whether she missed shampoo or chocolate in confinement, crewmember Anna Kussmaul told reporters Friday she was more concerned about her family.