Researchers in Arctic Conduct Mars Simulation

Explorers simulate Martian geology research on Devon Island in the Arctic. i i

Explorers simulate Martian geology research on Devon Island in the Arctic. Courtesy FXI-LDM crew hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy FXI-LDM crew
Explorers simulate Martian geology research on Devon Island in the Arctic.

Explorers simulate Martian geology research on Devon Island in the Arctic.

Courtesy FXI-LDM crew

What would it be like to work on Mars? A team of seven intrepid explorers just returned from four months on an Arctic island, where they attempted to duplicate some of the living and working conditions that might be faced by a future Mars exploration team.

Melissa Battler, Commander, FMARS 11 Long Duration Mission

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.