Mars500 Isolation Study

Mars Mission starts today

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.
The Mars500 isolation chamber in the IBMP in Moscow consists out of different modules. The "living room" and the work section are in the long tube to the left. The artificial Mars surface is above (to the right).

The Mars500 isolation chamber in the IBMP in Moscow consists out of different modules. The "living room" and the work section are in the long tube to the left. The artificial Mars surface is above (to the right).

The Crew

At 6:00 a.m. EST (2 p.m. local time), once all six crew members had entered the special habitat at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP), the hatch was firmly closed for the last time in 105 days.

Accompanying ESA-selected participants Oliver Knickel and Cyrille Fournier on their simulated journey are four Russian crewmembers: cosmonauts Oleg Artemyez and Sergei Ryazansky, Alexei Baranov, a doctor, and Alexei Shpakov, a sports physiologist.

During their stay in the facility, the crew will experience all aspects of a mission to the Red Planet, including launch, the outward journey, arrival at Mars and, after an excursion to the surface, the long journey home.

Their tasks will be similar to those on a real space mission. They will have to cope with simulated emergencies, maybe even real emergencies. Communication delays of as much as 20 minutes each way will not make life any easier.
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Mars500 Isolation Study

Mars Mission starts today

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.
The Mars500 isolation chamber in the IBMP in Moscow consists out of different modules. The "living room" and the work section are in the long tube to the left. The artificial Mars surface is above (to the right).

The Mars500 isolation chamber in the IBMP in Moscow consists out of different modules. The "living room" and the work section are in the long tube to the left. The artificial Mars surface is above (to the right).

The Crew

At 6:00 a.m. EST (2 p.m. local time), once all six crew members had entered the special habitat at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP), the hatch was firmly closed for the last time in 105 days.

Accompanying ESA-selected participants Oliver Knickel and Cyrille Fournier on their simulated journey are four Russian crewmembers: cosmonauts Oleg Artemyez and Sergei Ryazansky, Alexei Baranov, a doctor, and Alexei Shpakov, a sports physiologist.

During their stay in the facility, the crew will experience all aspects of a mission to the Red Planet, including launch, the outward journey, arrival at Mars and, after an excursion to the surface, the long journey home.

Their tasks will be similar to those on a real space mission. They will have to cope with simulated emergencies, maybe even real emergencies. Communication delays of as much as 20 minutes each way will not make life any easier.
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Mars500 Isolation Study

Mars Mission starts today

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.
The Mars500 isolation chamber in the IBMP in Moscow consists out of different modules. The "living room" and the work section are in the long tube to the left. The artificial Mars surface is above (to the right).

The Mars500 isolation chamber in the IBMP in Moscow consists out of different modules. The "living room" and the work section are in the long tube to the left. The artificial Mars surface is above (to the right).

The Crew

At 6:00 a.m. EST (2 p.m. local time), once all six crew members had entered the special habitat at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP), the hatch was firmly closed for the last time in 105 days.

Accompanying ESA-selected participants Oliver Knickel and Cyrille Fournier on their simulated journey are four Russian crewmembers: cosmonauts Oleg Artemyez and Sergei Ryazansky, Alexei Baranov, a doctor, and Alexei Shpakov, a sports physiologist.

During their stay in the facility, the crew will experience all aspects of a mission to the Red Planet, including launch, the outward journey, arrival at Mars and, after an excursion to the surface, the long journey home.

Their tasks will be similar to those on a real space mission. They will have to cope with simulated emergencies, maybe even real emergencies. Communication delays of as much as 20 minutes each way will not make life any easier.
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