Simulation of Astronauts landing on Mars
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'Cosmonauts' simulate Mars landing

Russia will soon be the only nation regularly putting astronauts into orbit but its space programme has an even greater prize in its sights - a manned trip to Mars.

For the last eight months six cosmonauts have been in isolation simulating what it would be like to travel to the Red Planet.

David Shukman reports.

  • 14 Feb 2011
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