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Volunteers wanted for 520-day Mars trip sim

By T.K. Randall
October 24, 2009 · Comment icon 4 comments

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The European Space Agency is looking for volunteers to take part in a 520-day simulated round-trip to Mars, starting in 2010 the crew will have to live and work inside a sealed facility located in Moscow for nearly two years.
Starting in 2010, an international crew of six will simulate a 520-day round-trip to Mars, including a 30-day stay on the martian surface. In reality, they will live and work in a sealed facility in Moscow, Russia, to investigate the psychological and medical aspects of a long-duration space mission. ESA is looking for European volunteers to take part.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by REBEL 15 years ago
Volunteers or Guinea Pigs? Sounds awesome, in theory but no guarantees anyone makes it there, and/or in one piece? lol!
Comment icon #2 Posted by behaviour??? 15 years ago
Why do they need European Volunteers?...Anyway i wouldnt go because isolation in me can lead to fatal reaction in me including me bombing the facility Thanks B???
Comment icon #3 Posted by Finity 15 years ago
I'd so go for that if we could still have contact with the outside world Shame it doesn't pay though.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Harriet The Ripperologist 15 years ago
Mmmm...sounds lots of fun to me.

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