The American agency NASA is looking for volunteers who are ready to spend a year simulating isolation on Mars for a fee. This is reported by Sky News.
The participants of the program will spend a year in a specially created complex with the help of a 3D printer, in which the habitat on Mars is simulated. The area of the room is 1,700 square feet, it is located in the building of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
This complex includes four individual crew quarters at one end and dedicated work stations, medical stations, and food growing stations at the other, with shared living quarters between them.
The agency wants to prepare for sending people to Mars by arranging this test. Now they are waiting for applications from volunteers who are ready to spend a year in special conditions.
The project participants will need to eat astronauts ' food. Such a simulated mission to explore Mars will include limited communication with home, limited food supplies, and resources. There will also be hardware failures.
NASA intends to conduct three experiments, the first of which will begin in the fall of 2022.
Among the requirements for candidates is a master's degree in natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics, as well as pilot experience.
Earlier it was reported that the Perseverance rover was unable to collect a soil sample from the planet.