June 20th, 2007

Volunteers, Anyone?

Volunteers are being sought for a 17-month-long trial for European Space Agency simulated “human trip to Mars“.

The idea behind this experiment is simply to put six people in a very close environment and see how they behave,” Bruno Gardini, project manager for Esa’s Aurora space exploration programme, told BBC News.


But, while Esa says it will do nothing that puts the lives of the simulation crew at unnecessary risk, officials running the experiment have made it clear they would need a convincing reason to let someone out of the modules once the experiment had begun.

One Response to “Volunteers, Anyone?”

  1. GilbertZ says:

    But will they let you blog from outer space?

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