Six men emerged from a simulated trip to Mars. What do you miss? Tsunamis, financial crisis, and the randomness of life
There are a handful of people who believe the Apollo moon shots never really happened. Other people, it seems, can suspend disbelief long enough to create a scientifically useful evidence of the psychological impact of the combination of prolonged isolation and extreme privacy.Sometimes these isolation experiments were performed under water: when the sense of danger from a hostile environment is real. These men are excited only a taxi outside a Starbucks, the creaking of the trial of blood pressure in the morning. His days were measured in space activities like, and time every day in the gym. No weight lifting, of course. Not in space. At one point there was a simulated failure and the cabin filled with smoke.
date, very little of the consequences of all this team has become. No reports of unwanted sexual advances or actual physical violence, which marred both previous experience. The videos look as if six guys found, not reluctantly abandoned in the playroom of a rehabilitation center. But there are small signs of human frustration. A member of the crew, desperate to build a sense of purpose, traces the career of the imaginary task and assigns it to the planetarium software, that Mars could be seen to be closer with each passing day. Scientists have observed that on the way back, there was no sign of fatigue. One man said that he missed the most was the randomness of life. And as the trip drew to a close, one on Twitter: "Life: the final spacewalk"