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2010-06-03 17:13:00

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.

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2010-05-19 06:55:00

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.

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2010-05-10 13:00:41

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.

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2010-05-04 10:20:00

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.

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2010-04-15 16:30:00

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.

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2010-03-22 15:15:00

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.

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2010-03-12 08:09:26

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.

2010-02-03 13:12:01

NASA Administrator Charles F Bolden named Robert D Braun the agency's Chief Technologist, effective Wednesday, Feb 3.

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2009-11-09 12:45:00

NASA and the European Space Agency have signed a letter of intent that will combine their Mars programs for the greater goal of reaching the Red Planet.

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2009-10-29 12:30:00

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency this week announced plans to develop a nuclear spacecraft that would carry man to Mars.


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