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Chinese volunteer chosen for Mars test

05-20-2010 10:22 BJT

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Chinese space trainer Wang Yuan has been chosen as one of the volunteers for the Mars-500 test project co-funded by Russia and Europe.

Another five volunteers include space lovers from Russia, Italy and France.It will take about 500 days to travel to Mars from the day of the launch to the return landing, so the test will take about 520 days.

The volunteers will be living in a simulated space condition during the whole process. Wang Yue says he is very happy to be chosen and experience a very meaningful challenge. The Mars-500 test is being conducted by the Russian Federal Space Administration, Russian Academy and European Space Bureau. It is aimed at getting experience for a trip to Mars and to study the astronauts' psychology and physical state and work capabilities.

 

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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