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Russian, Chinese participants of Mars-500 experiment land on 'Red Planet surface'
Moscow Interfax-AVN Online in English 1205 GMT 18 Feb 11
KOROLYOV. Feb 18 (Interfax-AVN) - Two participants of the experiment simulating a mission to the Red Planet, Mars-500, began a second simulated landing on the Martian surface on Friday, an official from the Russian Institute of Medical and Biological Problems told Interfax-AVN.
The Marsonauts' work in a module simulating the Martian surface is broadcast live from one of the control rooms at the Mission Control Center near Moscow.
"Russian Alexander Smoleyevsky and Chinese Wang Yue are participating in the simulation of the second landing on the Red Planet surface. Work at the simulating module will last for about an hour," he said.