NASA Seals Six People In Dome To Simulate Mars With No Escape

The research and developments behind various space projects are astronomical in size and financial costs; the planning which is needed to achieve various missions is meticulous in its nature. The obsession with finding life on other plants is very much-needed with the aim of understanding if the human race will be able to exist once the Earth becomes uninhabitable.

Now, NASA has begun a new isolation project which aims to better analyse the effects of being in close proximity with one another. The six people who will be involved in this experiment are an astrobiologist, a physicist, a pilot, an architect, a journalist and a soil scientist. Sounds like the Big Bang theory, wonder if Sheldon will be there? Anyway, this might sound glamorous but there is one caveat, all six people will be concealed in a 36 by 20 foot dome which is located near a barren volcano in Hawaii, they will then need to stay there, together for a year.

Below is an image of the space capsule in question, it looks better than in sounds, sort of, the design certainly makes use of the space available.

There is one crumb of comfort however, NASA has tried this before and everyone seemed to be able to live together without any fights, murders or cannibalism attempts. This is certainly an opportunity to advance research in a way which will benefit science, I am not sure I would want to live with 5 other people in a small space for 1 year.

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