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Mars500 - eighteen months in isolation
It resembles a cross between a Finnish sauna and an enlarged roof structure from the seventies - but this wood-panelled container with its dormer-style roof, in which six men are going to be living from 3 June in voluntary isolation for 17 months, is not intended to provide much by way of luxury. "These 520 days will be an arduous psychological ordeal." Oliver Knickel knows what he is talking about, since last year he was Germany's test candidate for the 105-day preliminary experiment conducted at the test centre in the Moscow Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP).
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Last update: 07/06/2010 14:35:21