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NASA Gets Ready To Live On Mars

April 13, 2023 08:59 IST
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Glimpses of the Mars Dune Alpha, NASA's simulated Mars habitat, that is being used as preparation to send humans to the Red Planet.

The Mars Dune Alpha is a 1,700-square-foot 3D printed structure built to support long-duration, exploration-class. space missions.

The four member crew, who will live and work in this habitat, will face the challenges of a mission on Mars, including resource limitations, equipment failure, communication delays, and other environmental stressors.


IMAGE: Members of the media tour the Mars landscape simulation area at the Mars Dune Alpha at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA. All photographs: Go Nakamura/Reuters


IMAGE: Boots seen inside the Mars Dune Alpha.


IMAGE: The door for the airlock room.


IMAGE: The entrance to the working area.


IMAGE: The medical bay.


IMAGE: The working area.


IMAGE: An oxygen generator system.


IMAGE: A washing machine and exercise equipment.


IMAGE: The crew quarter.


IMAGE: A recreational area.


IMAGE: A 3D printer.


IMAGE: The lavatory.


Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/

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