The Mars-500 Project’s crew starts training

Eleven volunteers from Russia, Europe and China have been selected to prepare for a simulation flight to Mars in The Mars-500 project.

Six of them will be chosen and isolated for 520 days to test how the human mind can cope with such stress.

In this training they are going to familiarize themselves with specifications of the spaceship model, and taste foodstuffs which will be used during the 520 days of the ‘flight’ to Mars.

All candidates have high technical education and vary in age from 27 to 44 years. In April, six lucky ones will go into seclusion in a model spaceship located in the Institute of Medical and Biological Studies in Russia.

Three spots have been allocated Russians, two for Europeans, and the last one has been reserved for the only Chinese candidate Wang Yue, unless he is deemed not fit.

Read the complete article at: rt.com

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