Volunteers Sought For Year Long Mars Simulation
Ever wanted to travel to Mars, but didn't want to wait around for technology to develop to a sufficient level to actually get you there? Well, thanks to the Mars Society, your chance may just have arrived. The Mars Society is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to the exploration and settlement of Mars, and they have just announced they are on the hunt for 6 volunteers to take part in a year long Mars mission simulation taking place at the Flashline Arctic Research Station in Northern Canada.
If you're an expert in Engineering, Geology, Microbiology or a whole host of other specialist areas, this could be your chance to help drive the human race onwards to Mars. Running from August 2014 until July 2015, the simulation will pit the six experts against the the simulated harshness of life on a foreign planet. Despite the fact they will be on Earth, participants will have to undergo day to day activities just as they would be carried out on Mars. Communication will be limited and if the experts are going to leave the facility, they'll have to do so wearing a spacesuit.
The Mars Society hope that a successful mission will help further the development of scientific techniques for potential any potential manned mission to Mars. The team of experts will be conducting geological surveys, controlling robotic rovers and even carrying out a search for past life.
Applications for this mission close on November 30th. Successful applicants will undergo an intensive 2 week training program before shipping out to the Arctic in August 2014. For the full details on the mission, just click the link below: