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Simulated Mars mission crew returns to "Earth"


13:16, November 07, 2011

The Mars-500 crew are seen after they emerged from the Mars-500 isolation facility in Moscow, capital of Russia, Nov. 4, 2011. After the 520-day trip, the volunteer crew, including three Russians, a Frenchman, an Italian and a Chinese, finished their simulated flight to Mars on Friday. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

MOSCOW, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Six researchers who had participated in a simulated trip to Mars have successfully completed the challenging 520-day mission and returned Friday to planet Earth.

The metal door of their simulated spacecraft was opened at around 14:00 Moscow time (1000 GMT) and the researchers stepped out of the experimental module for the first time since July 3, 2010, to the applause and cheers from their relatives, officials and journalists.

Chinese researcher Wang Yue was among the all-male crew who had lived in locked capsules that simulated the confinement, stress and fatigue of an interplanetary travel.

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