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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.


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