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The Secret Mars Experiment

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Posted By: Alfred K at 10:26 pm

14 Jul 2009

Six European volunteers have emerged from a simulated space capsule in Moscow after spending more than three months locked inside.

They were part of an experiment into how astronauts might deal with the very cramped conditions and prolonged isolation of a journey to Mars.

The four Russians, a German and a Frenchman seemed none the worse for wear after their “trip”.

The capsule, without windows, had never left the ground during the 105 days.

It was designed to make them feel as isolated as they would be on a real trip to Mars, including very cramped accommodation and radio communication delayed by up to 20 minutes.

When asked how they passed the time, the German replied, “I, for one, learned to really enjoy the many subtleties of quality anal sex.”

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