World China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

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  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.

    They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem that provides everything humans need to survive.

    Four students from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics entered the Lunar Palace-1 on Sunday with the aim of living self-sufficiently for 200 days.

    They say they are happy to act as human guinea-pigs if it means getting closer to their dream of becoming astronauts.

    "I'll get so much out of this," Liu Guanghui, a PhD student, who entered the bunker on Sunday, said. "It's truly a different life experience."

    President Xi Jinping wants China to become a global power in space exploration, with plans to send the first probe to the dark side of the moon by 2018 and to put astronauts on the moon by 2036. The Lunar Palace 365 experiment may allow them to stay there for extended periods.

    For Liu Hong, a professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the project's principal architect, said everything needed for human survival had been carefully calculated.


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  2. Accname

    Accname 2D-Graphics enthusiast

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    I'd like to try that. I think I am perfect space station material.
     
  3. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    Dude, you would last like three days before you ran out of food and realized you had to actually work.
     
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  4. jonas

    jonas Member

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    China menaced by steel bunker in Beijing
     
  5. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    China gets menaced a lot. I feel like they need a super villain.
     
  6. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    200 days? That sounds boring
     
  7. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    So is 200 days at regular work.
     
  8. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    Well, If you're doing the same thing over and over again, It might be.
     
  9. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    What do you think most people when they go to work...?
     

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