Iva Poláčková Šolcová, Iva Šolcová, Iva Stuchlíková, Yvona Mazehóová


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.