06 Nov '11, 10am

Scientists reveal jealousies on 'mission to Mars'

Scientists reveal jealousies on 'mission to Mars'

It was not always smooth sailing for the six young men who huddled in uncomfortably close quarters on a 520-day fake mission to Mars, a Russian scientist has revealed. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MOSCOW (AFP) - It was not always smooth sailing for the six young men who huddled in uncomfortably close quarters on a 520-day fake mission to Mars, a Russian scientist has revealed. The multinational crew emerged blinking from its Moscow isolation module on Friday and was quickly bundled away for further observation after being briefly presented to the world's press. But a scientist who was one of the brains behind the Mars-500 mission - an unusual experiment designed to test the long-term effects of stress and isolation - revealed that nerves had frayed on a few occasions. 'The psychologists witnessed conflicts emerge between crew members and the command team because the work load was not...

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