Space

Life on Mars: Scientists live together in Utah desert to simulate life on red planet

Melissa Battler, geologist and commander of Crew 125 EuroMoonMars B mission, talks to members of the crew about collecting  samplesStar trails are seen in the night sky above the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS)  outside Hanksville in the Utah desertPhotographer Jim Urquhart travelled into the Utah desert to document the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) where a crew of scientists work, study and live together in conditions designed to simulate life on Mars. The Mars Research Society takes advantage of the Utah desert’s Mars-like terrain to investigate the possibility of a human exploration of the red planet.

Scientists, students and enthusiasts work together developing field tactics and studying the terrain. All outdoor exploration is done wearing simulated spacesuits and carrying air supply packs and crews live together in a small communication base with limited amounts of electricity, food, oxygen and water.

Read more: Telegraph.

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