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Strangle Her Before She Strangles You

Author: • Jul 29th, 2007 •

Category: Ballardosphere, psychology, space relics

From the Guardian, more on the fake astronaut meme:

More than four-and-a half thousand people have applied to take part in a joint Russian-European venture in which six people will be locked inside a mock spacecraft for 520 days to simulate an expedition to Mars.

Mark Belakovsky, head of the Mars 500 project, said yesterday: “We want applicants who are healthy and professional. They have to be intellectually tough.”

The crew will spend most of their time in a 150 cubic metre living module, which has personal cabins, as well as a common room and kitchen. Volunteers will be paid for taking part in the study.

All food and water will be taken on board before the trip. Alcohol and smoking will be forbidden, and sex frowned upon. “It’s not a reality show — it is a serious pioneering research experiment,” Dr Belakovsky told Associated Press, adding that there would be moments of tension.

“If you and your girlfriend were to shut yourselves in a room for three days, five days, a month – believe me, you would have a million problems. Either she would strangle you or you would strangle her. Anything can happen,” he said.”

[thanks, Ben]

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