Tuesday, May 15, 2018
China sets a world record 370-day for human life on the moon
The Beijing University of Aviation and Cosmonautics completed a 370-day experiment to simulate the lives of people on the moon, setting a world record for its duration. This was reported on Tuesday by the newspaper China Daily .
There are eight volunteers, boys and girls, replacing each other in each of the three stages of the project,four people were in a special capsule with an area of just over 150 square meters. meters, which is located on the university region and is a copy of the lunar module "Yuegun-1"
"The system proved its self-sufficiency by 98% - it functioned gradually, ensuring the life of the crew with a high degree of efficiency," said Liu Hong, the chief designer of the Yuegong-1. He celebrated that the longest experiment in history has become a good test for both man and technology.
It is expected that in the near future, thanks to this project, China will be able to proceed more efficiently to the next, key stage in creating a base on the Moon.
From the experiment, students watched the work of an independent bioregenerative human life support system inside the module, through which cosmonauts can get everything they need to survive without living being connected to the outside world. Periodic change of participants allowed to check how well the cabin is suitable for people with different metabolic cycles. Volunteers were also offered to work out different action plans in the event of emergencies, for example, when electricity is cut off.
"Yuegun-1" is divided into a residential zone and two "greenhouses" - compartments for growing plants. Each of them is a specially equipped room of 50 and 60 square meters. meters, respectively, with a ceiling height of 3.5 meters. The area of the residential module is 42 square meters. meter. In this space there are four single bedrooms, a common room, a bathroom, as well as a misuse treatment room and a compartment for growing animals.
In January, the project contributor announced a 200-day record on the duration of "stay on the moon." Before it was delivered to the USSR in the 1970s, when a group of three people were in isolated space for 180 days.
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