“The participants will spend eight days in total isolation inside a module earlier used in the Mars-500 experiment,” Orlov said.
The six volunteers are IMBS employees between 23 and 34 years of age. They will take part in the single circle, non-landing experiment, dubbed as Luna-2015 (Moon-2015).
“Just like in the Mars-500 experiment, any participant is free to pull out at any time with no questions asked. One difference between the two is that those taking part in the Luna-2015 experiment won’t be paid anything. However, if everything is done well, they may get a bonus,” Oleg Orlov added.