NASA Looking for People to Live in Mars Module for a Year Written 9 August 2021


Mars Dune Alpha Conceptual Render: Visualization on Mars | Credits: ICON; NASA/JPL-Caltech

USA Today reports that NASA is looking for four volunteers to live in the Mars Dune Alpha, “a 3D-printed 1,700-square-foot module inside the Johnson Space Center in Houston” for a year. NASA plans to conduct three experiments in fall 2022, 2024, and 2025, respectively. NASA Advanced Food Technology Research Lead Scientist Grace Douglas said, “The analog is critical for testing solutions to meet the complex needs of living on the Martian surface. Simulations on Earth will help us understand and counter the physical and mental challenges astronauts will face before they go.”
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