Remember the Russian Mars-flight simulation? Six volunteers in Russia were sealed up in a space ship sized structure in June, and would remain there for 520 days—the length of a trip to Mars and back.

It sounds like a stinky, claustrophobic situation, but it looks... kinda fun. Popular Science has a photo gallery of the "astronauts" ("cosmonauts"?) in their natural habitat. They have the Rock Band video game, and a lot of time on their hands. Sounds a little like life here on Earth.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Shana's picture
Shana says:

I was hoping they would also have avocado green appliances.

posted on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 4:42pm
Geri's picture
Geri says:

Well, it really does sound like a lot of fun. However, that is a really long time in such a cramped little space.

posted on Tue, 08/31/2010 - 6:42am
evenstood's picture
evenstood says:

Well they have the courage ... I think they have been paid or they have no family, because staying out of the Earth for a year and a half is not really given everyone .

posted on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 9:48am
Marie Staom's picture
Marie Staom says:

this should not be easy to be several in a small space. especially during this time!

posted on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 8:26am

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