Feb 11

Mars500 'arrives' in orbit around Mars

Source: ESA

Mars500 crewmembers testing the Russian Orlan suits
before their mission started in early June 2010.
Credits: IBMP/ Oleg Voloshin

The first full-duration simulation of a manned voyage to Mars has reached a major milestone: the 'spacecraft' yesterday 'arrived' at Mars after 244 days of virtual interplanetary flight. Three crewmembers will 'land' on Mars on 12 February and make three sorties onto simulated martian terrain. (read more)

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