NASA recruiting for a mission to Mars

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 6:51 PM – NASA is recruiting candidates for a special mission slated to launch in fall 2022.

NASA is recruiting candidates for a one-year mission to the planet Mars. Obviously, this is only a simulation. The mission is expected to begin in the fall of 2022. Its purpose is to study the motivation and behavior of those selected, but also foresight and resolution of problems that could arise during an expedition to the red planet.

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Participants will be required to stay in a house-sized habitat named Mars Dune Alpha. It will be equipped with a kitchen, an infirmary, a recreation and physical training room, offices and toilets. The mission should have many obstacles: lack of resources, broken equipment and delayed communications. Simulated spacewalks and scientific experiments with robots are on the program.

Qualified applicants

NASA considers applications from individuals with a master’s degree in science. In addition, candidates must have flown an aircraft for at least 1000 hours. The US space agency is looking for people aged 30 and 55, non-smokers and in good health.

In total, three “similar” missions will take place between 2022 and 2025.

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