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Men locked in tubes to simulate Mars mission prepare to exit

Six men locked away in steel tubes for a year-and-a-half to simulate a mission to Mars are set to end the experiment.

The Mars500 project, undertaken at a Moscow institute, was intended to find out how the human mind and body would cope on a long-duration spaceflight.

It is a venture that has fascinated all who have followed it around the globe.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 04 Nov 2011
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