• Short Summary

    "I DANCED AND SANG MYSELF", SAID THE MAN WHO SPENT FIVE MONTHS IN A SIMULATED SPACE SHIP JOURNEY, ADDING " I FOUND IT RELAXING AND HELPFUL." THESE UNEXPECTED WORDS CAME FROM WHILDEN BREEN JR.

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    "I DANCED AND SANG MYSELF", SAID THE MAN WHO SPENT FIVE MONTHS IN A SIMULATED SPACE SHIP JOURNEY, ADDING " I FOUND IT RELAXING AND HELPFUL." THESE UNEXPECTED WORDS CAME FROM WHILDEN BREEN JR.WHO SPENT FIVE MONTHS ISOLATION IN A 12 FEET SQUARE CHAMBER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND.

    BREEN UNDERWENT THE LONGEST KNOWN SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF A HUMAN BEING IN CONFINEMENT.THE OBJECT OF THE STUDY WAS TO LEARN METHODS BY WHICH FUTURE ASTRONAUTS COULD MAINTAIN THEIR EFFICIENCY AND HEALTH DURING PROLONGED FLIGHTS.A SPOKESMAN FOR THE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT SAID THAT MUCH NEW KNOWLEDGE HAD BEEN GAINED FROM THE EXPERIMENT.

    THE ASTRONAUT SPENT MUCH OF HIS TIME PAINTING AND WRITING A SCIENCE-FICTION STORY ABOUT A MAN IN ISOLATION.HE SAID HE BECAME BORED AND SANG TO HIMSELF - MUCH AS THE RUSSIAN ASTRONAUTS DID.FUTURE SPACEMEN WOULD BE ABLE TO UNDERTAKE JOURNEYS OF FIVE YEARS, SAID THE 36-YEAR-OLD WHILDEN BREEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFPH0JZOK56LMHUDO29OXN4C5
    Media URN:
    VLVADFPH0JZOK56LMHUDO29OXN4C5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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