BBC.com reports that a six-man-team have accomplished a simulation about Mars' environment held in Hawaaii - the course took 365 days.
The group was enclosed in a dome, inside close quarters, no fresh air, no fresh food, no privacy. It is estimated that a mission to Mars could take around 12 months to 3 years.
This is the longest mission of its kind since a previous Russian mission with a log of 520 days.The crew confirmed that they are confident for humans to have a successful mission on Mars after they survived their 12 month isolation. "I can give you my personal impression which is that a mission to Mars in the close future is realistic," Cyprien Verseux, a crew member from France, told journalists. "I think the technological and psychological obstacles can be overcome."
"The research going on up here is just super vital when it comes to picking crews, figuring out how people are going to actually work on different kinds of missions, and sort of the human factors element of space travel, colonisation, whatever it is you are actually looking at," he said.Team members: French astrobiologist German physicist American pilot American architect American journalist American soil scientist
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