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Traveling to Mars in Your Parents’ 1970s Living Room

[image via NYTimes] In an experiment designed to test the psychological effects of a manned mission to Mars, an international crew of six potential space-farers will be locked inside hermetically sealed tubes for 105 days as the first step of the Moscow-based Mars-500 project. “It is really like a real space flight without the weightlessness […]

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From the Earth to the Moon, To Live in a Balloon

[image via io9] In honor of today’s debut of the incredibly-named Virgin Galactic White Knight Two and last week’s revelation of the existence of extraterrestrial life from Apollo 14 astronaut and holder of the record for longest continuous moon walk, Edgar Mitchell, let’s look at a new design proposal for a long-term moon base research […]