Chinese man in Mars simulation in good condition

14:08, July 01, 2010      

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Since the Mars-500 mission stimulation, mankind's first ground-based biomedical experiment, was launched on June 3, Chinese volunteer Wang Yue has 27 days aboard the mock spacecraft and has "traveled" a simulated distance of more than 3 million kilometers away from the Earth.

Wang Yue told this to reporters via e-mail on June 29.

Wang said he gets along well with the other five volunteers, who include three Russians, a Frenchman, an Italian-Colombian, and they are working to learn each other's languages. The six guys also formed a small band to spend leisure time.

Wang has noted he is a soccer fan and is eager to watch the World Cup games. He is very glad to learn about the World Cup's progress through the written game reports sent to him by China's experimental crew in Russia.

The six volunteers get up at 7 a.m. and eat three meals together. Wang said he has basically adapted to Western food and usually reads e-book to kill time.

Besides conducting experiments, the six crew members have to do physical exercises and accept medical checks, including measuring body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:梁军)

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