Mars One To Launch Earth-Based Simulation Of The Red Planet, Training Ground For Future Astronauts

March 29, 2014 1:01 AM

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Mars One To Launch Earth-Based Simulation Of The Red Planet, Training Ground For Future Astronauts

Mars One said the construction of the simulation outpost will be led by Kristian von Bengtson, a former NASA and European Space Agency contractor. Von Bengston has 15 years of experience and previously worked on interior space design for the two space agencies; he will serve as the "outpost and capsule project manager."

Mars One co-founder Bas Lansdorp said in a statement, "Mars One is now entering phases were hardware must be produced to begin training of our selected astronauts." The location of the first simulation outpost has yet to be determined, but Mars One plans on using the locations to train and prepare s...

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