According to foreign media reports,NASA is looking for participants willing to spend 8 months alone with a small group of people, which will help the agency understand the impact of being alone on the human body over a long period of space travel. Isolation will take place at a facility in Moscow, Russia, where participants will be exposed to life conditions similar to those experienced by astronauts on a future Mars mission.
For many years, NASA have been studying the physical and mental effects of space, including the mental health effects of long stay in small, isolated, and socially limited places. The goal of this latest project is to recruit American citizens aged 30 to 55 and to be proficient in English and Russian.
According to the NASA, the isolation will involve international crew, they will carry out scientific research and other work.