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Mars Settlement Planned For 2023
2012-06-04 13:49:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com To some, man setting foot on Mars may seem like a pipe dream, but to one Dutch group, it´s a business idea. A Dutch group, led by Bas Lansdorp, has announced plans to set up a small Mars settlement by 2023. Lansdorp is a researcher from the Netherlands with a Masters in Science from Delft University of Technology. Mars One has a plan to send a communications satellite to the Red Planet by 2016, and then set up several stages of other flights until...

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2012-03-13 15:31:00

A new study has found that astronauts' eyeballs have become deformed after spending a long time in space. The researchers said that flattening at the back of the astronauts' eyes may be caused by increased pressure of cerebrospinal fluid in microgravity. Doctors examined 27 astronauts who had flown long-duration missions with NASA and found a pattern of deformities in their eyeballs, optical nerves and pituitary glands that remains unexplained. The problems are similar to those...

US Institute Wraps Up Mars500 Data Collection
2011-11-09 04:55:03

For the past 17 months, researchers with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) collected data to evaluate the impact of prolonged operational confinement on the sleep, performance, and mood of six crew members during a Mars mission simulation in Moscow. The 520-day simulation, which concluded Nov. 4, was conducted by the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation — Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As the only U.S....

Image 1 - Mars500 Finally 'Returns To Earth'
2011-11-04 09:10:50

[ Watch the Video ] After 520-days of a simulated mission to Mars, the Mars500 crew finally "returned to Earth" on Friday. The crew stepped out of their "spacecraft" after the 17-month-long mission and were welcomed by scientists. “Thank you very much for your outstanding effort,” ESA´s Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain said in his greeting from Paris after the crew stepped from their module. “I welcome the courage, determination and generosity of these...

Mars500 Mission Finally Coming To End
2011-10-28 11:22:09

After a year-and-a-half of being locked up in isolation, the Mars500 crew's mission is finally coming to an end. The 17-month simulated Mars mission had six men spend 520-days of isolation to study the mental and physical challenges that would be faced for a manned mission to Mars. The crew had their brains monitored and bodies scanned to study the effects of the long period of isolation. The Mars500 crew believes they have properly answered the question of whether men can mentally...

2011-10-12 04:25:22

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Space Coast community leaders, Kennedy Space Center employees and news media representatives during a Tuesday visit to Florida. He outlined recent steps the agency has taken toward missions to deep space and Florida's critical role in future exploration. "As our nation looks for ways to compete and win in the 21st century, NASA continues to be an engine of job growth and economic opportunity," Bolden said. "From California to Florida, the space...


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