China has added a glorious page to its golden space exploration missions by completing its 180-days space mission on Wednesday. On 14th December 2016, four Chinese Adventurers have successfully completed their three-month “Space Capsule” mission in Shenzhen City of South China. The space capsule mission involved four voluntaries including one woman and three men.
The four volunteers were shortlisted from 2,110 participating candidates who attended the ‘call for volunteers’ arranged by Astronaut Centre of China back in May last year. During this 180-days mission, the volunteers lived in a preserved case with a floor space of 370 square meters to test the technology developed for future space exploration programs.
After the successful conclusion of the mission, the technical chief of the project, Li Yinghui congratulated the entire team and adventurers and announced the end of the project on Wednesday.
The experiment was intended to explore how food and air could be utilised and sustained under the inhibited circumstances of the space. To carry out the mission, the astronauts used the technology inspired by Shenzhou spacecraft of China. Throughout these 180-days, the volunteers including three men and a woman nurtured 25 different types of plants including wheat and strawberries. Besides, the researchers also tested 635 pieces of tools while living inside the capsule.
Among those four researchers, one tested the recycled supply all of the oxygen and water in the shell alongside the ingredients of the food for the four participants, while other three analysed and tested the nourishment, hygiene, exertion and rest in space.
As per the reports of the state-run Xinhua news agency, alongside to these tests, the researchers during the mission also shacked brightness on the physiological effects of an enclosed surrounding and modifications to the organic rhythms.
As said by Tong Feizhou, one of the volunteers of the mission, “the stay of us within the container helped us in understanding and soothing our sentiments and emotions. However, we need to do some further detailed statistical tests before giving any particular conclusion.”