NASA crew announced for simulated Mars mission next month


NASA has selected four volunteers to go on a mission to Mars — without actually leaving Earth.

The simulated mission to the Red Planet will take place at a habitat created at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston; it will simulate what it would be like for astronauts to live and work on Mars for 45 days. The team includes Jason Lee, Stephanie Navarro, Shareef Al Romaithi and Piyumi Wijesekara. The four will call the agency’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) home from May 10 through June 24. Two alternate crew members were also selected for the mission: Jose Baca and Brandon Kent. You can learn more about each member of the team here.

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