Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Perfect for Getting Some Reading Done

The European Space Agency (Esa) is seeking volunteers for a simulated human trip to Mars, in which six crew spend 17 months in an isolation tank.

They will live and work in a series of interlocked modules at a research institute in Moscow.

Once the hatches are closed, the crew's only contact with the outside world is a radio link to "Earth" with a realistic delay of 40 minutes.
The pay's great - about $158 a day, or roughly $82,000 for a year and a half's work.

I predict this experiment ends in a homicide.