Astronauts Mentally Drained After More Than A Year of Isolation

Astronauts Mentally Drained After More Than A Year of Isolation
technology

Simulated Mars mission required six men to be confined to a small space for 520 days. With only two more months to go, the crew is suffering the effects of the confinement.

Yi Chen
  • 16 september 2011

Six men have been isolated together since June 2010 in a simulated mission to Mars. With only two months left in the experiment, researchers point out that the crew is exhausted and ‘mentally drained.’ The experiment is being conducted in Moscow, Russia and tries to simulate 520 days in space, the length of time it takes to orbit Mars.

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