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This summer, NASA puts four humans on Mars with their feet on Earth

The experiment that simulates Mars habitat may put humans on track to be an interplanetary species

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Ananyanarayan Dhanabalan New Delhi

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This summer, four humans will start “living on Mars”. This will be the first batch of humans on the “red planet”, before two others follow. This Mars habitat, though, will be on Earth.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has created a Mars habitat at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, which it will open to mediapersons for a visit on April 11.

The Mars Dune Alpha habitat is being prepared as the site of the agency's first year-long Mars mission.

This will be part of NASA’s Crew “Health and Performance Exploration Analog,” or CHAPEA, which is a

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First Published: Mar 31 2023 | 3:57 PM IST

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