There are a few times when you know you wanted to live the life of Mark Watney from Martian film. Right now is the time for your dream to come true. NASA is considering a year-long mission to Mars to recreate living on the dusty red planet. From the comfort of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, successful candidates will be able to experience what it’s like to be a space explorer living in a faraway world.
NASA wants four people to live in a replicated habitat in order to prepare them for the real-world obstacles of future Mars missions.
Mars is calling! 📲 Applications are open to participate in a rare and unique opportunity: the first one-year analog mission in a habitat to simulate life on a distant world, beginning Fall 2022.
— NASA (@NASA) August 7, 2021
Each recreation will have four people staying and working in a remote 1,700-square-foot natural setting called Mars Dune Alpha. The zone has individual restrooms, a kitchen, wellness and entertainment areas, and a farming section. There will also be medical and technical rooms on Mars Dune Alpha. The setting was three-dimensionally revealed with the help of the construction technology company ICON and designed by architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
The habitat will replicate the difficult circumstances to Mars, such as resource barriers, system failure, conversation delays, and various environmental calamities. Simulated spacewalks, clinical examination, virtual reality and robot controls, and supplanting interchanges are all possible team responsibilities. According to the NASA statement, the outputs will provide basic realities to approve structures and extend arrangements.
NASA, on the other hand, will not accept anyone. A master’s degree in a science, engineering, or math subject, as well as pilot experience, are required. Only Americans who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are qualified. Candidates must be between the ages of 30 and 55, in good physical shape, have no dietary restrictions, and be currently disease-free.