The crew of the Mars500 simulated mission to the Red Planet have reached a key milestone….
The Mars500 project is run by Russia’s Institute of Biomedical Problems with the participation of the European Space Agency (Esa)…..
Three of the group will now “descend” to the planet, don real spacesuits and walk on the “surface” of Mars….
The trio will put on the type of spacesuit worn by real cosmonauts and simulate the sort of geological investigations future astronauts might pursue on the Red Planet one day….
“They had to work through their emergency procedures and analyse the situation.”…