Two Emiratis To Go Into Isolation to Replicate Journey to Mars

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 10 August 2021
Two Emiratis To Go Into Isolation to Replicate Journey to Mars
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Two Emiratis will be part of a space research programme as part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station, SIRIUS 20/21, an 8-month analog mission conducted at the NEK ground-based analogue facility in Moscow, Russia.

The pair have been selected from a shortlist of ten candidates announced last year.

The mission will focus on studying the effects of isolation and confinement on human psychology, physiology and team dynamics to help prepare for long-duration space exploration.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre said the name of the two members will be announced soon

“The mission is part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (Siruis) and will study the effects of long duration isolation and confinement,” the space centre said.

“The members of crew one will be revealed soon. The crew will join the UAE Analog Mission 1 — the first Emirati analog mission.”

The mission will involve an international crew of six people living inside the NEK experimental complex in Moscow for eight months and is expected to begin in November