Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

Read more

ENCORE!

Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Black day for democracy': Malta in mourning after top journalist is murdered

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Has the Weinstein scandal 'freed' women from their silence?

Read more

THE DEBATE

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

Read more

FOCUS

Turkey's brain drain: Turning their backs on limited freedom, declining economy

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Internet giants: Too big to be taxed?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU’s Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ‘Empowering regions and cities very important for Europe’s future’

Read more

Technology

Video: Mars ‘explorers’ emerge from year-long space simulation

© University of Hawai‘i News | Crew members exit from their Mars simulation habitat on slopes of Mauna Loa mountain on August 28, 2016

Video by FRANCE 2

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-08-29

Six scientists have completed a year-long experiment in Hawaii, where they were tasked with simulating everyday life for a crew on a virtual space mission to the planet Mars.

The participants emerged from a dome on the slopes of Mauna Loa mountain after being subject to isolation for 365 days as part of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS.

During that time they could go outside only while wearing spacesuits.

Cyprien Verseux, a crew member from France, said the simulation shows that a mission to Mars can succeed.

"I can give you my personal impression, which is that a mission to Mars in the close future is realistic. I think the technological and psychological obstacles can be overcome," Verseux said.

Click on the player above to watch the full video report on the HI-SEAS simulation.

Date created : 2016-08-29

  • SCIENCE

    Scientists discover Earth-like planet circling star nearest to Sun

    Read more

  • SCIENCE

    NASA's Juno spacecraft begins Jupiter orbit after five-year voyage

    Read more

COMMENT(S)