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A manned space flight to Mars could be so exhausting that a crew of 30- to 50-year-old astronauts might return from their voyage with the muscular structure of men and women up to 50-years their senior.
Astronaut muscles waste away on long space flights reducing their capacity for physical work by more than 40%.
HOUSTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever wondered what it would be like to go on a mission to Mars? On June 3, a six-man international crew entered an isolation chamber in Moscow for a simulated 520-day Mars mission conducted by the State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation - Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Six men are about to embark on a 520-day simulated journey to the Red Planet in a sealed-off module that will test how long it takes for isolation to affect humans.
The simulated flight to Mars is almost ready to depart! Selection of the full crew is still under way, but the Europeans have now been chosen: Romain Charles and Diego Urbina.
A group of volunteer astronauts are beginning their final round of training in preparation for a simulated mission to Mars that will last 520 days.
In a speech delivered at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, President Barack Obama said that he was "100-percent" committed to space exploration and expressed hope that NASA would be able to send a manned mission to Mars within the next 25 years.
On Monday, four Europeans that hope to become guinea pigs for a 500-day simulated mission to Mars said they were proud to put their young lives on hold for the sake of scientific advancement.
A crew of six, including two Europeans, will soon begin a simulated mission to Mars in a mockup that includes an interplanetary spaceship, a Mars lander and a martian landscape.
NASA Administrator Charles F Bolden named Robert D Braun the agency's Chief Technologist, effective Wednesday, Feb 3.
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