Romain Charles – European crewmember of the Mars 500 mission – talks about daily life in the simulation facility on his way to Mars and back.
The Mars500 mission was the first full duration simulation of a future manned flight to Mars. The experiment took place from June 2010 to November 2011 at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia. The experiment was intended to investigate physical, psychological and medical effects of long-term deep space missions. 6 crewmembers from Russia, France, Italy and China lived over a period of 17 month – 520 days – sealed in a minimal isolation facility.
For more information about the Mars 500 mission visit: ESA.int/mars500
A radio broadcast by Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger and Verena Holzgethan.