If you did not know by now, NASA wants to send the first humans on Mars. That is why six scientists tested, for a year, how could humans live in those conditions. The Mars simulation took place in Hawaii, in a dome on one of the volcanoes that are there. According to the report, they could come out only in a spacesuit and act like they would be on Mars.
- NASA made a Mars simulation in Hawaii for a year.
- They want to send the first humans on Mars. That is why they tested the conditions on a similar place.
The scientists said the simulation is the second-largest of this kind. The first was one a Russian mission that lasted for 520 days. It seems that those six men were doing good and they manage to survive there with no major problems. Why did they choose that place? Mars simulations are perfect on the volcano because the soil looks like what we could find on Mars. Moreover, there are a high elevation in the area so no plant can grow or survive there. There was another simulation in that place, but they lasted for eight months.
At the end of the month, the six members will be able to eat fresh produce and food because the simulation will end. However, they were not able to consume those products before.Volunteers from Europe and France have joined the crew. There were as an astronomer, a physicist, and scientists who knew how to deal with this situation. For months, all they had to eat was freeze food. There is no surprise they all want to go back home and enjoy a beer or just eat their favourite food.
How did they communicate with their families? They used a voice-messaging app that was released seven years ago. Of course, its features had changed and there are more to come as the developers want to make the best app for NASA. The problem is the message is delayed by 20 minutes. We are hoping they will make it better. However, we must say that what NASA wants to do might be a huge step for the humanity.
We know our planet is not doing very good. The global warming is a major threat, there were villages who had to relocate because of it and we do not know what will happen in the future. Mars could be our new home if NASA manages to take the first people there. The Mars simulation could be the first step for the future generations that will need help.
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