After 520 days of being locked away in a capsule, made to simulate what it would be like to be on a Mars mission, 6 volunteer astronauts emerged Friday marking the crew's "return" to earth.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher has more on the mock mission from Moscow:

Clapping... And with that, a Russian official broke the red seal on the space capsule here in Moscow, allowing the first weary, pale, crew member to emerge back into the real world. Vitaly Davydov with the Russian Space Agency says it was an historic day for space travel.

"Today we can say we have made the very first step for a mission to Mars."

The six volunteers were cooped up in 500 cubic meters with limited contact for 520 days. Officials wanted to see how well the members would get along during such a long flight. No word yet on whether they did or didn't. They were whisked away for medical tests and will be locked away again for another four days so they don't catch any earthbound bugs.

In Moscow, Jessica Golloher, Fox News Radio.

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