Astronauts Simulate Mars Conditions in Israeli Desert

Six astronauts from multiple countries are living in Mars-like conditions in Israel’s Negev desert as part of a three-week run of experiments.

The Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) established the base at which astronauts from Austria, Germany, Israel, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands will remain until October 31, carrying out research for future Mars missions.

“More than 25 experiments will be conducted, including two in cooperation with the European Space Agency,” the OeWF said. “The analog astronauts will live and work in a habitat specially developed for the mission. During activities outside the habitat, they will wear an elaborate space suit prototype, which was developed and built by the OeWF.” Credit: Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) via Storyful

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