At the station the Mars Desert Research Station in the desert of Utah started modeling the next “expedition to Mars” selected for the competition volunteers prepare for life in conditions which may be in a future Martian colony. This is stated in the story of the Agency’s Voice of America.
The project “Mars society” non-profit organization The Mars Societу dedicated to the human exploration of Mars began in 2002. With the support of NASA in the wilderness was built two residential module.
In the experiment, the replacement crews spend several weeks in research work in semi-Autonomous mode: walking in spacesuits outside the station, partially renewable feed stocks and a diary.
Find out all the information about the project on its official website.
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Video: Voice of America, The Mars Society, German Research Center for AI