Since 2013, NASA has been conducting experiments in Hawaii, aiming to determine what psychological and health issues can be faced by astronauts while landing on Mars. August 28, 2016, the fourth “expedition” was over. It was longer than previous ones and those planned for the next few years.
This time, the experiment has been going on for a whole year. It involved three men and three women who were selected on a competitive basis. The team included: soil ecologist, biologist, physicist, engineer, architect, and doctor.
While a trip on the Red Planet is impossible, scientists are making everything possible to prepare to this space expedition. The downhill of Hawaiian sleeping volcano was chosen as an experiment site due to its appearance similarity with Mars landscapes and isolation from the external world.
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