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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    PolyPusher (profile), 13 Aug 2012 @ 5:57pm

    Re: Isolated living != Mars

    I had similar issues with the Mars500 project. One of the goals was to test the psychological effects of such a trip. However, I can't imagine how you actually test the psychological effects until the people involved believe there is no turning back. All the people involved know if something goes very wrong that they will be able to step out of the experiment and back into the real world. There's no doing that on a real trip to Mars and I'd imagine the psychological conditions under that stress to be very different.

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