"The European Space Agency (ESA)
, is seeking volunteers for a simulated 520-day mission to Mars
, including 30 days on the planet's surface, next year.
The simulations will take place on Earth inside a special facility in Moscow. In-depth section: Space and Science
ESA is now looking for two candidates and two backups for the full 520-day study, which is due to get underway before mid-2010 after four months of training.
The "mission" is part of the Mars500 programme being conducted by ESA and Russia’s Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP) to study human psychological, medical and physical capabilities and limitations in space through fundamental and operational research." Volunteers wanted for Mars mission | The Daily Telegraph
Edit: Doh, it's VIRTUAL!!!