15 May 2018
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 where oxygen, water and food are recycled by an BLSS - Bioregenerative Life Support System. Four students, two males and two females, emerged from the Yuegong 1, or Lunar Palace 1, at Beihang University to the applause of academicians, researchers and fellow students on 15 May. The total length of the test, which started on 10 May last year, was 370 days, with the third stage accounting for 110 days.
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