DailyDirt: Simulations For Living On Mars

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Manned missions to Mars aren't going to happen for decades (if ever?), but in the mean time, we have awesome robots roaming the surface of Mars for us. We also have some simulations of living on Mars -- like the Mars500 project -- and the unforgettable original Total Recall movie. Here are just a few more Martian simulations if you need some help escaping from the realities of Earth. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: colony, fmars, mars, mars500, settlement, simcity, simulation, space

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    Niall (profile), 14 Aug 2012 @ 8:40am

    Re: Re: Isolated living != Mars

    It's a simulation of elements, to allow testing as much as is humanly possible. Obviously, it's not like doing the real thing. Science very often cannot exactly copy reality - that's why simulations are so important.

    Next, you'll be saying that any pilot doing any simulator time hasn't trained properly...

    With the psychological element, it's useful because you can learn what sorts of people cope well, and which don't, so you can reduce the risks of someone becoming unhinged millions of miles from home. Cutting out the major risk factors is still useful. We already know a lot from study of submariners, for instance, who have pretty limited environmental or home-going choices - same with polar explorers.

    I'm sure they could do other tests like up a mountain, or in an orbiting environment with reduced gravity, eventually.

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