NASA seeks volunteers for Mars mission

By: 600011 On: Feb 21, 2024, 1:08 PM


NASA is looking for four people who are willing to spend a year in a 1700 square foot artificial Mars-like environment and participate in various experiments with NASA. The name given to this experiment is Mars Dune Alpha. This experiment is to study the changes that living on Mars for a year brings about in the human body.

The final experiments will take place on a 3D printed Mars planet that will be set up at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Volunteers will survive on this artificial planet with limited resources, with various areas for growing food, health care and learning. Those chosen will have to engage in robotics experiments with the research team, cleaning the living space and growing plants. NASA is aiming to launch the experiment by 2025. US citizens aged 30 to 55 or PR recipients can apply for the test until April 2. Applicants must be able to speak English and be a non-smoker.