Fearless Martians

The Guardian has a neat short article on the launch of the Mars 500, a simulator that will put a crew of six men in a small ship replica in a warehouse on the campus of the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems—for 520 days.

Their goal is to recreate a return journey to the red planet, spanning a year and a half, complete with simulated emergency situations and realistic psychological pressures.

We just like to see productive efforts to exploring new frontiers :o)

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