Germans to prepare for Mars landing by staying in bed Cordis News

Berlin’s Free University is to recruit 20 male volunteers to spend eight weeks in bed in order to simulate the effects of a space mission to Mars. The chosen individuals will have to remain practically motionless for nearly 60 days to allow researchers to observe effects similar to those that would be experienced by astronauts during the two year, 110 million kilometre, roundtrip to Mars and back.