7 Nov 2011

Russians finish 520-day Mars experiment

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 7 November 2011

Six pioneering astronauts have emerged bleary-eyed, but smiling, after spending 520 days in windowless, cramped cells in Moscow. It's hoped the experiment, called Mars500, will help identify whether people will be able to stay healthy and sane during the months it would take to travel to the red planet and back.