Researchers practice living on Mars - without leaving Earth

July 28, 2014 7:08 PM

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Researchers practice living on Mars - without leaving Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - For the past four months, a team of researchers have been living in a mockup Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano practicing isolated living on the Red Planet.

For the most part, expedition leader Casey Stedman and his five crewmates have stayed inside their 1,000-square foot (93-square meter) solar-powered dome, venturing out only for simulated spacewalks and doing so only when fully attired in mock spacesuits.

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