Experiment on the preparation of the flight to Mars was a success

Another event of the week associated with the desire of people to fly: successfully completed a 500-day scientific experiment in preparation for the manned mission to Mars. However, the question whether there is life on Mars remains open. Studied, rather, the behavior of people on the way there and back. Sealed in March 2010, the capsule was opened and 6 members of the international crew went “free”.

Another event of the week associated with the desire of people to fly: successfully completed a 500-day scientific experiment in preparation for the manned mission to Mars. However, the question whether there is life on Mars remains open. Studied, rather, the behavior of people on the way there and back. Sealed in March 2010, the capsule was opened and 6 members of the international crew went “free”.

They returned to Earth, as if really have been on another planet. A little confused and almost not reacting to the flash of Cameras, personalty trying to see through the crowd of family and friends.

Journey to Mars lasted 520 days. In a specially constructed pavilion, not looking up from the Ground, they flew to the Red planet. 1.5 years in seclusion were 6 people. The main goal of the experiment is to find out whether the three Russians, the Frenchman, the Italian and the Chinese a common language. Chinese Wang Yue to the end of the flight even spoke in Russian.

Long awaited, but short meeting with the families, and again taken to the medical examination. The wife of the commander of the crew Yekaterina Golubeva arrived in Moscow early in the morning and from the station went to her husband. All this time the expedition members were in touch with the land and with family. Catherine with Alex constantly wrote each other letters, even using psychologists. Alex Sitev said that for 1.5 years, never regretted that have agreed to participate in the experiment. “I slept quietly, not so difficult turned out to be,” says Sites.

“Do not believe, I think it’s bravado,” answered the test space technology German Manovtsev.

German Manovtsev knows what he’s talking about. Myself flew – saw. Herman Anatolievich participated in the first such experiment. In 1967, biologist Andrey Bozhko and engineer Boris Ulybyshev lived in thermocamera one year. “We had a very closely. When someone was sitting, it was hard to go past without hitting somebody” – shares memories from members of Macs.

Contacts with the outside world is limited. From all entertainment-TV and guitar. Every day scientific tests, physical exercise, medical studies. But the main experiment they were. The first thing was to study the human factor. The virtual flight then recognized not very successful. Because of conflicts within the crew.

The results of those studies were considered in the experiment “Mars-500”. But the conditions in which they lived modern personalty, the participants of the first virtual space expeditions seem fantastic. This space laboratory is a Boxing, computers, gym room, greenhouse. For the expedition was harvested nearly 5 tons of food.

“Initially, there were refrigerators, but these products have a shelf life of less than a year, so I had the second part of the flight to use those products that are stored more than one year – canned, freeze dried packages, boxes,” explained principal investigator of the project “Mars-500” Alexander Suvorov.

The brother of the French party of the Novel, Charles, going to Moscow, takes the gift of wine and cheese. Says that long space in the evenings and this is what was missing brother. “It is important for us that we eat and drink. Of course, he would prefer the meals prepared by the mother, but the food in General was acceptable, he said. And, of course, wine! I don’t think the module was enough space to stock up on plenty of wine,” said Simon Charles.

For everything happening in the module, day and night, watched doctors and scientists. Dozens of cameras were installed everywhere and space reality show.

1.5 years without sunlight and breathe fresh air, they conducted hundreds of experiments. And, as doctors assure, no quarrel. In addition to the flight experience in space, albeit virtually, all study participants will receive 3 million rubles. Alex Sitev after the flight to Mars only dreams about earth traveling. “Just part of the money spent on travel, the sea wants”, – shared his plans Sitew.

According to the organizers of the project “Mars-500” is another experiment, made the road to Mars a little bit shorter. “With the power sorted out, with exercise figured out, with psychological support figured out, so more than 50% is already decided,” says principal investigator of the project “Mars-500” Alexander Suvorov.

The plans of Roscosmos a few years to repeat the experiment. Just not on the Ground, and on the International space station. The project “Mars-500” fulfilled, perhaps its main task: draw the attention and interest in interplanetary expeditions. Although no country in the world no ship to fly, no methods of protection from exposure to radiation, some scientists believe that the real Mars is no longer science fiction. According to the most optimistic forecasts,the human foot can step on the Red planet in 20 years.

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