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(Guardian)   Russian experiment suggests that a mission to Mars would be compromised by the crew's isolation and boredom. BONUS: Article includes picture of the experiment's ultra-realistic interior of a Mars-bound vessel   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
    More: Amusing, Russians, space missions, reproductive isolation, experiments, blood vessels, astronauts, alertness, interplanetary travel  
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2013-01-08 09:51:47 AM  
6 votes:
Interstellar mission to Sirius B:
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The bridge of the USS Enterprise-H:
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A crewman inspects a bulkhead inside a new prototype interstellar vessel:
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2013-01-08 09:04:34 AM  
2 votes:
I'm pretty sure I took a few trips to outer space in a basement that looked just like that.
2013-01-08 12:41:38 PM  
1 vote:

tbriggs: [cache.io9.com image 504x300]
This research has been done before.

Beaten to it.
Gonna post anyway :)

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2013-01-08 10:30:38 AM  
1 vote:
Something tells me they didn't have "be an introvert" as the top requirement for their candidates.

Also, why did they only have 1 game? Can they not figure out a way to transfer a couple of gigs of data to a PS3 just... Oh, wait it was probably the damned DRM. "Sorry, that title isn't available for the Mars region at this time."
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