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    For more than ten weeks, four young men have lived in an earthbound space station in California, USA.

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    GV & SV Space station simulator(2 shots)

    GV & SV Engineers monitoring (3 shots)

    TRANSCRIPT: COMMENTATOR: "I wonder if some one of you could be spokesman and introduced us to the group?"

    MAN: Yes..on the far side is Terry Donlin. This side of the table Steve Dennis, Bruce Long, and I'm John Hall.

    COMMENTATOR: After 60 days I wonder how you feel.

    HALL: Well, I think we're still getting along quite amicably after more than 2 months. All of us at this point are probably somewhat hungry for a little bit more variety in our social encounters beyond the other pair of eyes we've been looking at for the past 2 months. We're all kind of hungry for the sight of another face.

    COMMENTATOR: Have you ben able to follow television, radio, anything of that sort to keep a breast of developments in the outside world?

    HALL: Yes, we have had some access to outside news reports and also we've seen an incredibly large number of late, late television movies.

    COMMENTATOR: John, do you ever have a feeling that Big Brither is watching via television?

    HALL: I think that's the kind of feeling we have all shared during the run. Our television monitoring is relatively innocuous but the half-dozen cameras which are mounted on board are stationary so that at least we don't have the feeling of the camera tracking after us. But we do definitely have the feeling, I think, of being watched.

    COMMENTATOR: What's the first thing you plan to do when you get out?

    HALL: I want to go to the beach for a couple of days, do nothing, and lie in the sun.

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    Background: For more than ten weeks, four young men have lived in an earthbound space station in California, USA. They are taking part in an experiment to test endurance over a 90-day period.

    All their activities are monitored by engineers. They communicate with the outside world by television.

    The four men have been breathing the same air and drinking the same water again and again, as it is purified by a special system on broad the mock space station.

    A commentator interviewed the men taking part in the experiment.

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