Can you adapt to the environment of Mars?
Private space travels are not currently new things.
Many names are on the list of companies – Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, and many more. Even the world’s largest space agency, NASA, has extended its hand and encouraged these organizations.
Going into space is no longer necessary to get the badge of ‘ Astronaut ‘ in that sense. This time NASA asked those who are interested in applying for the Mars Mission (Private Astronaut Missions | NASA).
Those who are interested will keep, thereby artificially creating an environment like Mars. That is how they will get used to, such news according to NASA sources.
The project name is Mars Dune Alpha.’ Under NASA, the atmosphere of Mars will create within 1700 square feet of area. The Johnson Space Center in Houston is creating an artificial environment with the help of 3D printing.
NASA says, “In reality, if you ever have to go to Mars, then how to stay, how long can you stay? This project is to complete that preparation. This campaign will understand how much one can adapt to a different environment than the world. It can also feel the physical and mental strength of the astronauts.”
However, NASA has several conditions for applying to participate in this project. Applicants will have the opportunity to stay on the ‘artificial Mars’ only if they prove their qualifications on that basis. These are:
- One of which is that the applicant should be a non-smoker.
- The applicant must be a permanent resident of the United States.
- Must be between 30 and 55 years of age.
- Must be proficient in speaking English.
· The educational qualification must be a master’s degree in science and must have a postgraduate degree in any one of the four subjects – Mathematics, Computer Science, Biological Science, and Engineering.
However, those working in the Army (Military Training) or those with four years of work experience in space research can apply even if they have a bachelor’s degree.
The US space agency will implement the project in three phases in September 2022.