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Wednesday, June 2, 2004



ESA to Join Russian Mars Study

Russian space capsule.
Russian space capsule.
Credit: Jane Keeler
The European Space Agency announced today that it is planning to join a Russian bid to simulate the conditions of a Mars trip in 2006 reported earlier on Red Colony. The participants in the experiment, at this point slated to be cosmonauts or astronauts, will stay for 500 days in a cramped space capsule, that will simulate many of the conditions found on the way to Mars. They will subsist on materials found within the capsule, and can only leave for extreme emergencies.

In other news, the Red Colony team believes that we have worked through the worst of the problems with the server change, and should be able to get back to doing regular updates.

(More info: Interfax)


- posted by Brian @ 23:36 EST