Space pioneers wanted for 520-day Mars experiment
Tue Jun 19, 7:09 AM ET
LE BOURGET, France (AFP) - The European Space Agency (ESA) on Tuesday called for applications for one of the most demanding human experiments in space history: a simulated trip to Mars in which six “astronauts” will spend 17 months in an isolation tank on Earth.
“The selection procedure is similar to that of ESA astronauts, although there will be more emphasis on psychological factors and stress resistance than on physical fitness,” ESA said in a press release.
Men and women who think they have the right stuff can download the application form on (spaceflight.esa.int/CallforCandidates).