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Space Mission Volunteers ‘Touch Down’ On Mars

Members of a simulated space flight to Mars have taken their first 'steps’ on the red planet.

Never has a step into a sandpit been so momentous - not least for those involved.

The six-man mission began in June last year at a research centre in Moscow.

The experiment, a joint venture between a Russian science institute and the European Space Agency, ESA, is the longest ever space simulation experiment.

The 'Martian walk’ marked only the halfway point of the test.

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