Martian Chronicles on Earth

It took specialists two years to set up a special centre for the Mars-500 project at the Institute for Medical and Biological Studies in Moscow.

The purpose is to study the physical and psychological state of the crew in conditions of a simulated flight to Mars.

It is, in fact, a model imitating conditions inside an interplanetary space ship. People taking part in the experiment will not be influenced by factors relating to outer space.

Who are those people and what do we really know about Mars?