According to British newspaper “Daily Mail”, NASA’s Artemis program is currently aiming to land humans on the moon for the first time since NASA’s Apollo 17 mission in 1972, and while the moon is the primary target of NASA’s Artemis, the biggest target The agency is sending crew missions to Mars.
But long-term space travel and settlement will not be easy, such missions will present both physical and mental challenges, as astronauts work not only to survive, but also to conduct important scientific research in uniquely challenging environments.
“The crew will live in isolation at a closed facility at the Russian Institute of Biomedicine located in Moscow,” NASA officials said in a statement on the upcoming experiment by NASA and Russia, which is based on a previous four-month study of 2019.
This Habitat facility was also used in 2011 for a series of Russian dummy Mars missions known as Mars500, and during these missions the crews spent 520 and 105 days on two separate missions in the facility.
Participants joining the experiment crew will spend 8 months inside a closed facility, and will have environmental aspects similar to those that astronauts expect in future missions to Mars.
The crew will spend these months living together in isolation and working on scientific research, so that they will actually conduct experiments that future astronauts are expected to perform in locations such as the moon’s surface, and study participants will help NASA researchers better understand the psychological and physiological effects of isolation.
NASA is searching for strong motivated U.S. citizens, between the ages of 30 and 55, candidates must speak Russian and English proficiently and other details about the degree, and those who are chosen to be part of this crew will be compensated for their work.