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MDRS Hosting Historic Dual Habitat Simulation

The Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), the largest and longest-running Mars analog program in the world, welcomed a special Mars Academy USA (MAU) crew to its campus last weekend to begin an historic dual habitat simulation.   For this mission, one crew will operate the MDRS, while a second crew will operate the MAU habitat, which consists of a series of interlocking geometric tents that house crew quarters and a research area.  The crew is made up of medical… READ MORE >

Mars Society Analog in Utah Hosts NASA-Funded All-Teacher Crew

A unique team of educators, designated as Crew 217, completed its one-week crew simulation yesterday at the Mars Society’s Utah-based Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), the largest and longest-running Mars analog facility in the world. Funded by the Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium, the NASA Spaceward Bound Utah program serves as a workshop for K-12 teachers to conduct field science under astronaut simulation conditions. This inaugural crew consisted of middle school teachers from Utah, Colorado and Connecticut and was led… READ MORE >