CHINESE STUDENTS ARE DISCOVERING WHAT IT’S LIKE
China wants to send astronauts to the Moon by 2036, but before the country embarks on the real mission, a self-sustaining “space station” has been set up in a Beijing suburb with four students volunteering to live in it for 200 days. Everything required for human survival in space has been calculated for the study and the students will need to recycle everything, including urine, given they’re sealed in for the duration. The experiment aims to study what life would be like if Earthlings had to live in a similar setup on another planet (or moon). The mental state of the space station’s occupants will be carefully monitored, along with the effects of long-term life without sunlight.
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