NASA’s “Mars Habitat” Will Test How Humans Might Feel and Behave on the Red Planet

NASA’s “Mars Habitat” Will Test How Humans Might Feel and Behave on the Red Planet

Space agencies have said so many times already that they aim to send humans to Mars that it’s giving us earworms. While they might be getting our goat with such phrases, we’ll all become convinced in a few years that the idea can indeed become a reality. 

Quitting the claim cold turkey of sending people to Mars is certainly out of the question, as NASA is getting closer and closer to that achievement.

The “Mars Habitat” will test volunteers for a whole year

Before laying foot on Mars, astronauts need to know for sure how they can feel and behave on the Red Planet by accessing an artificial environment that simulates the conditions of our neighboring planet. NASA knows that very well, which is why it has created the Mars Habitat to test how humans could behave and feel on Mars. 

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NASA aims to see how humans could spend resources on Mars, which is clearly a pressing concern considering that the Red Planet is far from being anywhere close to Earth when it comes to such a criterion.

Grace Douglas, who is the lead researcher on CHAPEA experiments, explained as Phys.org quotes:

We can really start to understand how we’re supporting them with what we’re providing them, and that’s going to be really important information to making those critical resource decisions.

The first volunteers to test the living on the Mars Habitat will arrive this summer, which means that it’s best to keep an eye on the latest news on the subject.

The space agency will find ways to get its ducks in a row and make it possible for astronauts to land on Mars, although nobody has ever been there yet. One of the explanations consists in the huge distance that separates our planet from Mars, which is tens of times higher than the Earth-Moon distance.

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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