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Simonetta Di Pippo visited the Mars500 facility at IBMP in Moscow, Russia
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- Title Simonetta Di Pippo visited the Mars500 facility at IBMP in Moscow, Russia
- Released 29/05/2009 2:27 pm
- Copyright ESA, 2009
On 29 May 2009, Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight, visited the Russian Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia, where she spoke with the Mars500 crew inside the special isolation facility. The crew of six, including two ESA-selected crewmembers Cyrille Fournier and Oliver Knickel, are currently just over halfway through a 105-day simulated Mars mission inside the facility.
Left to right: Robert Veldhuyzen (ESA); Elena Feichtinger (ESA); Mark Belakovsky, IBMP Head of Contracts and International Relations Department; Evgeni Demin, IBMP, Technical Director Mars500; Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight; Boris Morukov, IBMP - Deputy Director, Director of Mars500 programme; Martin Zell, ESA Head of ISS Utilisation Department in the Directorate of Human Spaceflight.