Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii
Aug.29, NY: A team of six people have completed a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year, reports said.
Since 29 August 2015, the group lived in close quarters in a dome, without fresh air, fresh food or privacy.
Experts estimate that a human mission to the Red Planet could take between one and three years.
The Nasa-funded study run by the University of Hawaii is the longest of its kind since a Russian mission that lasted 520 days. Having survived their year in isolation, the crew members said they were confident a mission to Mars could succeed.
Cyprien Verseux, a crew member from France, told journalists: "I can give you my personal impression which is that a mission to Mars in the close future is realistic." He added: "I think the technological and psychological obstacles can be overcome."
The Oslo Times International News Network