Since the 1960s, humans have been tested in preparation for a journey to Mars. Subjects have been crammed into sealed steel containers of only a few square meters, with minimal water, food and oxygen. These experiments have provided scientists isolated invaluable knowledge about how future astronauts may be able to react in a cramped spacecraft.
Mars has long fascinated people, but only in the last decade, the idea of visiting the red planet to be realistic. This is the first installment in a series of three-story considering efforts to reach Mars from debilitating experiments to Earth to potential colonization.More
Landing on Mars is the easy part, it's hard to spend much of the year to get there. Josh Dzieza on a grueling 256-day simulation of the astronauts are going through.
Six people will come out of a small metal tube, frail and exhausted, becoming the first people ever to withstand the grueling, sanity testing, seemingly endless journey to Mars.More