A scene from the upcoming film “the Martian”.
In the United States selected an international team of scientists from six volunteers to participate in a new experiment simulating conditions on Mars. Within 365 days they will be completely isolated from the outside world on the slopes of a sleeping volcano Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which resembles the landscape of the red planet.
This is the fourth such experiment in 2020. The first two groups was in seclusion in self-contained complex in Hawaii for four months, the third managed to survive in isolation for up to twice as long – eight months. New group aims to raise the bar, “duration of survival” in the conditions simulating the Martian, to a new level. By the way, the experiment begins next week – August 28.
“The longer becomes each mission, the better we understand what are the risks from space travel,” said scientific project Manager Kim Binsted.
The organizers of the experiment hope that it will help to prepare the first manned Martian mission, which, according to estimates of NASA, will take place in 2030-ies. Continue reading
Two Muscovites may well go to Mars. However, only after nine years. And in case of successful realization of the international project Mars One. Candidates for the expedition were selected around the world, and now they will be ready to fly to the eyes of billions of spectators.
For her, it seems, nothing is impossible. It conquers the caves and the mountains, descends into the water and in free flight, as a bird soars above the ground. However, psychologist and fitness trainer Catherine thinks Elias is only the stages of the path. Into space. To Mars. She’s seriously going to be among the first inhabitants of the red planet.
Fascinated fantastic novels, and Bradbury, Strugatsky, the journalist Anastasia Stepanova on distant planets, too, dream of a lifetime. After work in a hurry for courses in basic space Sciences. And even spent two weeks in the desert, in conditions resembling Martian.
Such take in cosmonauts. Anastasia and Ekaterina participating in the project MarsOne. Its creators two years ago announced, Mars will finally have a life. Will founded the settlement of earthlings. Continue reading
In the Institute of biomedical problems of RAS completed an experiment “Mars 500” simulation of a flight to Mars. A crew of six people for 520 days spent in the model space ship in as close as possible to those that are waiting for the participants of the expedition real.
The program of the experiment was divided into three stages: 240-day power flights to Mars, a 30-day landing on the planet’s surface and 240-daily returning to Earth. During this time the crew managed to run 106 scientific experiments in the field of clinical medicine, physiology, Microbiology, laboratory diagnostics and health care products.
The third, final, stage of the “Mars 500” was carried out from June 2010 to November 2011 exactly 520 days (the previous two phases lasted 14 days and 105). In the period from 12 to 23 February, three members of the crew “were on Mars.” They made special exits in the Martian module, where he studied the “Martian” soil, put different kinds of experiments. During the release was simulated the situation when one of the men “broke” his arm. Continue reading