NASA seeking adults for yearlong missions to Mars surface simulations

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking for people to join a yearlong mission in “Mars surface simulations,” the agency announced.

The missions will include four crew members living inside a 1,700-square-foot, 3-D printed “Mars Dune Alpha” module from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The plan is to simulate the challenges that astronauts could face on missions to Mars, including equipment failure, communication delays or “other environmental stressors.”

Grace Douglas, a scientist at the Johnson Space Center, said the simulations are crucial for the agency to see what living on Mars is like.

But not just anyone can apply: NASA only wants to hear from those with degrees in STEM, medical degrees or those who have completed a test pilot program. Applications are due by Sept. 17.

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