Ecosystem volunteers return to real world

By ZHAO LEI | China Daily | Updated: 2018-05-16 07:19
Volunteers emerge from the Yuegong-1, or Lunar Palace 1, at Beihang University in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2018. Chinese volunteers have completed a one-year test living in a simulated space lab in Beijing, setting a new record for the longest stay in a self-contained cabin. The total length of the test, which started on May 10th last year, reached 370 days, with the third stage accounting for 110 days. Liu Hong, chief designer of Yuegong-1, said the test marks the longest stay in a bioregenerative life support system (BLSS), in which humans, animals, plants and microorganisms co-exist in a closed environment, simulating a lunar base. [Photo/Xinhua]

Next, the project team will begin research and development on small bioregenerative life-support instruments to be carried by the nation's lunar and Martian probes, Liu said. In-orbit experiments will help designers demonstrate and optimize related technologies, she said.

Fang Jiancheng, vice-president of Beihang, said the university would accept foreign volunteers, especially students and space fans, who wish to take part in such programs.

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