NASA Calling All Martians for Simulation Study

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NASA is looking for volunteers to live in its 365-day Mars simulation at the Johnson Space Center.

The study is designed to replicate the challenging conditions of a manned mission to the Red Planet focusing on the psychological stressors and human factors crucial for long-haul exploration.

NASA says they are looking for "healthy, motivated U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are non-smokers, 30-55 years old, and proficient in English for effective communication between crewmates and mission control. Applicants should have a strong desire for unique, rewarding adventures and interest in contributing to NASA’s work to prepare for the first human journey to Mars."

The deadline for applicants is Tuesday, April 2.

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