Applications for NASA's Mars Simulation Started! Selected Candidates Will Live in Mars Conditions for One Year!
NASA is looking for new candidates who will be involved in the search for life on Mars and will "live an isolated life in Martian conditions" for a year. The selected people will live in a facility specially prepared by NASA where exact Mars conditions are created.
Life on Mars is one of humanity's greatest plans for the future. Will it happen, and if it does, how will it happen? Are people fit to live in those conditions? Such a big task brings with it many questions.
While NASA is closely examining the red planet with the spacecraft it sent to Mars, it is also preparing to do some research on humans by creating Mars conditions on Earth. In a new mission organized within the scope of these researches, new candidates are sought to live in isolation for a year in a facility where exact Mars conditions are created.
NASA has many different conditions for such a challenging mission. The first is to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In addition, having a master's degree from STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields such as engineering, biology, physics, computer science or mathematics, having 2 years of professional experience from these departments or having 1,000 hours of jet piloting experience.
The application page, where all the conditions are explained in detail, also includes details on the need to ensure that candidates can withstand a long isolated life. NASA says that all candidates will undergo psychological tests, health checks, and those who use drugs such as blood pressure medications, antidepressants or insulin will not be considered. In other words, in order to live in NASA's Mars simulation, it is necessary to be an extremely healthy individual as well as a good education and experience.
Applications started on 6 August and will continue until 17 September. NASA's mission will take place within the next year. Selected candidates will be at the center of investigations for a year at a special facility called 'Mars Dune Alpha', where they will be fed special 'space nutrients'; will be responsible for performing the assigned duties.