Astronauts test living on Mars without leaving Earth

October 25, 2014 7:01 PM

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Astronauts test living on Mars without leaving Earth

On the way to Mars, Neil Scheibelhut stopped by Wal-Mart for mouthwash and dental floss. “We’re picking up some last-minute things,” he said.

Scheibelhut is not actually an astronaut leaving Earth. But three hours later, he and five other people stepped into a dome-shaped building on a Hawaiian volcano where they will live for the next eight months, mimicking a stay on Mars.

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