People ‘came’ back from Mars - level 3

People ‘came’ back from Mars - level 3

04-11-2011 20:00

This project started in June 2010 in Moscow. 6 volunteers from China, Europe and Russia spent 520 days isolated from the outside world.

They were closed together in a small place and many things were similar to the real journey to Mars.

Half way through their mission in February this year two crew members went to a dark sand filled container which imitated the surface of Mars.

During the whole journey they were closely watched by scientists who checked their physical and mental power under such circumstances.

Communication with the outside world was 25 minutes delayed.

The goal of the mission was to find out how people will behave when travelling into deep space.

The mission cost 15 million dollars and it was a success.

Written by Danny for News in Levels

Interesting words: crew, surface, circumstances.

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