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News story originally written on October 15, 1997
Four people have volunteered to live in a 20-foot chamber for 90 days as a part of the Lunar-Mars Life Support Test Project. The crew of four will live in the air-tight chamber through late December. They will test life support systems that would be used for future colonization on the Moon or on Mars.
Within the crew's chamber is everything that is needed for the 4 crew members to live for the 90 days (that's what life support systems are for!). For example, a module that contains wheat crops is linked to the test chamber. This wheat recycles the crew's exhaled carbon dioxide and provides the crew with the oxygen they need.
During their confinement, the crew will do 14 experiments or demonstrations. These include medical exams of the crewmembers and evaulations of how well the chamber supports life.
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