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2009-10-20 15:05:00

Starting in 2010, an international crew of six will simulate a 520-day round-trip to Mars, including a 30-day stay on the martian surface. In reality, they will live and work in a sealed facility in Moscow, Russia, to investigate the psychological and medical aspects of a long-duration space mission. ESA is looking for European volunteers to take part. The "Ëœmission' is part of the Mars500 program being conducted by ESA and Russia's Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) to study...

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2009-07-14 09:18:08

Six members of a volunteer crew completed the task of staying locked within an isolated chamber for 105 days in an effort to further understand the implications of a human mission to Mars. The mission began on March 31, when members of the volunteer team from Russia and Europe entered the 19,500-cubic-feet chamber located at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP). The isolation project is the first by the ESA and IBMP aimed at simulating the conditions astronauts will face in...

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2009-07-08 08:45:00

On 29 and 30 June the ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration, David Southwood, met NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, Ed Weiler, in Plymouth, UK, to establish a way for a progressive program for exploration of the Red Planet. The outcome of the bilateral meeting was an agreement to create a Mars Exploration Joint Initiative (MEJI) that will provide a framework for the two agencies to define and implement their scientific, programmatic and technological goals at Mars....

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2009-06-19 13:35:00

On July 14, a crew of six will leave their Mars mission simulator and see the Sun once again. The crew, which includes a French pilot and a German engineer selected by ESA, will have completed 105 days of confinement and numerous scientific experiment runs inside the isolation facility at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in Moscow. Their simulated mission will help understand the psychological and medical aspects of long-duration spaceflight. Media representatives are...

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2009-06-09 14:40:00

Due to budget constraints, US space exploration agency NASA could be considering plans to team up with the European Space Agency by 2016 in a series of trips to the Red Planet.NASA has been the leader in Mars exploration for almost half a century, but plans to collaborate with the ESA could be forthcoming later this month, according to the Associated Press.NASA's space sciences chief Ed Weiler said last month, that a joint venture between the two space agencies could be the best option for...

2009-05-27 12:11:00

The Health Museum in Houston, Texas to be Site of Facing Mars' U.S. Premiere HOUSTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30, 2009, the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also called The Health Museum, will launch the U.S. premiere of Facing Mars. The exhibit features interactive stations that encourage visitors to "walk on Mars," test and launch rockets, "fly over" the Martian landscape and consider the implications humans face in their quest to reach the Red...

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2009-04-08 09:12:36

One week into their simulated Mars mission inside a special isolation facility in Moscow, the crew of six are reported to be in good spirits. ESA-selected crewmember Oliver Knickel sent the first diary entry since starting the 105-day stay for the Mars500 study. Oliver Knickel writes: After the excitement and stress of the weeks leading up to the start of the experiment, we were all happy and relieved after the hatch closed behind us on 31 March at 14:00 Moscow time. We first cleaned the...

2009-04-01 12:48:13

Two European Space Agency and four Russian volunteers have embarked on a 105-day simulated mission to Mars to help prepare for such a real space trip. The crew of six entered a dedicated isolation facility Tuesday in Moscow at the Institute of Biomedical Problems. Accompanying ESA participants Oliver Knickel and Cyrille Fournier are four Russian crewmembers: cosmonauts Oleg Artemyez and Sergei Ryazansky, Dr. Alexei Baranov and sports physiologist Alexei Shpakov. While in the facility, the...

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2009-03-31 07:05:00

Earlier today, a crew of six, including two ESA-selected participants and four Russians, embarked on a simulated mission to Mars. Although they will not leave the confines of a dedicated isolation facility in Moscow for 105 days, their mission will help prepare for a real human mission to Mars in the future. At 12:00 CEST (14:00 local time), once all six crewmembers had entered the special habitat at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP), the hatch was firmly closed for the last time in...

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2009-03-30 10:55:00

A simulated manned mission to Mars, scheduled to start on Tuesday, will see six European and Russian volunteers locked up in a capsule in Moscow for over three months to simulate the conditions of a trip to the Red Planet, the AFP reported. The crew will spend 105 days at the facility until their "mission" ends, allowing scientists to assess the psychological effects of long duration space flight. The scientific experiment will show the impact of prolonged isolation on stress, hormones,...