This Mars Simulation Takes Place in the Middle of the Utah Desert

By: Jennifer Paul - May 1, 2014
References: youtube & mashable
This Mars simulation doesn't happen in space, it happens in the freezing desert of southeast Utah. These individuals are outfitted in bright orange spacesuits and have a full pack of oxygen. It may be zero degrees Fahrenheit on the cliffside, but it definitely beats being so far away from home. The astronauts have one very important mission and that is to stay alive.

The Mars simulation had Mashable follow the six-person team living in a tiny space called the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS). This happens every two weeks in the winter. Crews can pay $500 each to rent out a module and conduct their own experiments, just like they are living on the Red Planet. This experiment would definitely be a very interesting endeavor. If you ever had dreams of becoming an astronaut, the Mars simulation is the perfect way to fulfill those wishes.