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List of Mars analogs

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List of Mars analogs

Biosphere 2 in Arizona
Crew for a Mars research mission practice techniques on Devon Island, in the Canadian arctic

List of Mars analogs simulate aspects of the conditions people could experience during a future mission to Mars.

For example, in the 1960s the Soviets confined three cosmonauts for a year to prepare for longer space missions.[1] Modern examples include an 120-day study in Hawaii to test a space food diet,[2] and equipment tests inside Austrian mountain caves in 2012.[3]

Mars analogs are sometimes chosen for their location, for example, Devon island is at 75°N latitude which provides solar radiance similar to the Martian Equator.[4] Similarly, high altitudes can provide an equivalent to the low pressure of the Mars atmosphere

Among these are:

See also

References

  1. ^ Science Illustrated - Preparing For Mars (5-6 of 19)
  2. ^ a b Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue & Simulation
  3. ^ (2012) - Der SpiegelAustrian Cave Sets Stage for Red Planet VoyageChristoph Seidler -
  4. ^ [1]


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