Between June 2010 and November 2011, the Mars500 mission simulated a journey to Mars, a brief exploration of the red planet and the return to Earth. This experiment was carried out by Moscow’s Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency). It’s an international collaboration and now some results of the analysis of the virtual astronauts’ health have been published by the American National Academy of Sciences.
Today after 520 days the Mars500 mission that brought a group of virtual astronauts to Mars and back ended with their exit from their starship. A ceremony celebrated the end of the experiment. Actually the whole journey took place in Moscow in a reproduction of the starship and Mars environment.
The Mars500 expedition organized by the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency) had virtually reached Mars a few days ago and it was time to simulate the descent to Mars and to explore the area near the lander.
The Mars500 expedition organized by the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in Moscow with the participation of ESA (European Space Agency) to simulate an expedition to Mars has virtually reached the red planet and it’s preparing for the landing.