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China sets record for longest stay in self-contained moon lab

2018-05-16 04:44:20 Xinhua

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.

Volunteers prepare to leave the Yuegong-1, or Lunar Palace 1, at Beihang University in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2018.

Volunteers Gao Han (R) and Liu Hui collect vegetables in the Yuegong-1.

Volunteers emerge from the Yuegong-1.

Volunteer Liu Hui prepares to leave the Yuegong-1.

Liu Hong, chief designer of Yuegong-1, or Lunar Palace 1, speaks at a ceremony at Beihang University in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2018.

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