posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:48 PM
Russian scientists are selecting volunteers to be locked in a capsule for 500 days to test plans for a trip to Mars.
The mock mission is designed to simulate the tough conditions of a space trip to the Red Planet.
A team of six men will be physically cut off from the outside world to test equipment intended to make them self-sufficient for long periods.
Their capsule will consist of a bedroom, a kitchen and a laboratory.
Anyone who thinks the space race is over needs to think again.
Perhaps a UN misson to mars would be a good way of putting the worlds space faring resouces together.
No UN bashing please.