The story of 520 days on a simulated flight to mars

Research paper by Iva Poláčková Šolcová, Iva Šolcová, Iva Stuchlíková, Yvona Mazehóová

Indexed on: 29 Apr '16Published on: 29 Apr '16Published in: Acta Astronautica


The project Mars 500 was the first long-term simulation of a manned flight to Mars. We examined the ways crew members described their experiences and their life during simulation, what they saw as key episodes and key topics in simulation, as well as key problems and key benefits. The aim of this paper is to present the Mars 500 simulation in its complexity, from beginning to end, as a one narrative story.