August 04, 2006

Life on Mars

So the Russians are planning a virtual trip to Mars.

In order to simulate a trip to the red planet, they're taking volunteers to be locked up in and airtight capsule for 500 days. That's 18 months, with no way of getting out:

[quote]"If supplies run out, there'll be absolutely no asking for a re-fill; the doors of the "space ship" will be sealed for the whole 18 months of the experiment."[/quote]

There are simple requirements for volunteers:

[quote]"being of fairly young age, in good health, fluent in English and having a University diploma"[/quote]

Of course, they have to pass the medial and psychological exams after that, but that's still suprisingly undemanding.


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