Space & Astronomy
Mock Mars explorers plan simulated mission
April 1, 2010 | 28 comments
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Six volunteers will soon be spending over a year in a simulated Mars spaceship as part of an experiment.
The 520-day mission will simulate a trip to Mars in order to help develop and test technologies needed to keep astronauts alive on a real trip to the Red Planet. The experiment is being conducted by Russia's Institute of Biomedical Problems.
Six volunteers will soon lock themselves inside an experimental mock spaceship in Russia for more than a year to see what it's like to be the first astronauts to visit Mars — without actually leaving planet Earth.
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