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.