'Cosmonauts' simulate Mars landing


Russia will soon be the only nation regularly putting astronauts into orbit but its space programme has an even greater prize in its sights - a manned trip to Mars.

For the last eight months six cosmonauts have been in isolation simulating what it would be like to travel to the Red Planet.

David Shukman reports.

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