MONDAY, August 9, 2021 6:51 p.m. — NASA is recruiting candidates for a special mission scheduled to launch in fall 2022.
NASA is recruiting candidates for a one-year mission to Mars. Obviously, this is just a simulation. The mission is expected to begin in the fall of 2022. Its purpose is to study the motives and behavior of those selected, but also foresight and solve problems that may arise during an expedition to the Red Planet.
Participants will be required to stay in a home-sized habitat called Mars Dune Alpha. It will be equipped with a kitchen, a dispensary, a room for recreation and physical training, offices and toilets. The mission must face many obstacles: lack of resources, broken equipment, and communications delays. Simulated spacewalks and science experiments with robots take place in the program.
NASA considers applications from individuals with a Master of Science degree. In addition, candidates must have flown an aircraft for at least 1,000 hours. The US space agency is looking for people between the ages of 30 and 55, who are non-smokers and in good health.
In total, three “similar” missions will take place between 2022 and 2025.
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