Mars-500 (105 days simulation)
The 105 days simulation is part of the Mars-500 project. During a period of 105 days a crew of 6 persons lived and worked in an isolated analog station with the interior outfit of a space vessel. The idea was a psychological simulation of the long journey to Mars. The simulation took place in Moscow (Russia).
This simulation will be followed by a 520 days simulation late in 2009.
- Responsible organizations: ESA, DLR, Roskosmos
- crew: 6 male persons
- Financial effort: 15 Million Euro
- Start: March 31st 2009
- End: July 14th 2009
The simulation was a success. No major problems occurred. Several measurements were performed during the simulation: Metabolism output, blood pressure, etc.