Nasa is looking for anyone who want to pretend to live on Mars for a year. The United States Space Agency has began accepting applications for four people who would spend a year living in a 3-D built module that simulates life on Mars.
Limited supplies, communication delays, and equipment breakdowns will be among the challenges the team will confront on Mars. Nasa has built a 1,700-square-foot Martian home inside a building at Johnson Space Center in Houston, using a 3D printer. The module is about the size of a tennis court.
Limited resources, communication delays, and equipment malfunctions will be among the challenges that paid volunteers will confront on Mars. They will also conduct scientific studies and mimic spacewalks. NASA intends to conduct three of these experiments, the first of which will begin in the fall of next year. There will be no windows and all of the food will be ready-to-eat space food.
The application process for a NASA Mars mission is as follows:
This will be a ‘physically and mentally taxing’ expedition, according to Nasa, with similarly high application standards.
A Master’s degree in a science, engineering, or math subject, as well as pilot experience, is required.
He or she should be in good physical condition, have no dietary restrictions, and be immune to motion sickness.
Only citizens of the United States or permanent residents of the United States are eligible.
A person must also have at least 1,000 hours as a jet pilot or two years of professional experience in their area.
Nasa claims that its research will aid in the preparation of a human mission to Mars, which might start in the 2030s.