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Scientists are looking for volunteers for missions to Mars

August 16 2006

In upcoming research expedition to the planet Mars will be attended by 6 people from around the world.

Russian scientists suggest anyone to go through a difficult training course and become a potential member of the mission of the Mars-500 ".

Training course is designed for 520 days of complete isolation in a model space ship of 550 cubic meters. The experimental conditions completely replicate the flight to the fourth planet in the solar system.

The experiment was divided into 3 phases: 250 days' flight from Earth to Mars, 30 days on the planet's surface, and 240 days of the return trip.

Require participants to the experiment - the age of 25 to 50, no harmful habits, good health, knowledge of Russian and English languages. Preference will be given to specialists in medicine, biology, engineering and high technology.

At the moment, Institute of Medical and Biological Research, responsible for the implementation of the experiment, received over 50 nominations from 12 countries, reports " Interfax ".

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