The Mars500 experiment, which will see six men locked in a tin can isolated totally from the world outside in order to examine the induced psychology of this as well as how effective life support systems are, is getting near its start date.
The men will be locked in for 520 days from June 3rd, next Friday. A media event is planned at the Institute of Biomedical Problems on the outskirts of Moscow to see them off. More details on the press conference and how to register are here. Photographs of the crew in preparation are here.