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Experiment volunteers ‘walk on Mars’

KOROLEV, Russia (AFP) – A group of volunteers isolated from the outside world for eight months stepped out on a mock-up of Mars on Monday, reaching the half-way point of their experimental “voyage” to the Red Planet. Outfitted in heavy white space suits and clunky boots, the Russian and Italian…

16-year-old adventurer goes missing at sea

A 16-year-old US sailor attempting a daring solo voyage around the globe has gone missing in the Indian Ocean, US media reported Thursday citing her family. A rescue effort was launched off the coast of Madagascar early Thursday after young adventurer Abby Sunderland ran into mountainous seas and emergency beacons…