Getting to Mars is one thing, living there is another. To help astronauts prepare for life on the Red Planet, Interstellar Lab has plans for an Experimental Bio-Regenerative Station here on Earth. The Paris-based has worked with NASA to develop water treatment and plant growth systems for the EBIOS — a self-sustaining, carbon-neutral village that can house up to 100 people within its interlocking domes. To get the most authentic Mars experience, the compound will be located in the Mojave Desert where the conditions closely resemble those millions of miles away. The project plans to begin in 2021 and once completed, the facility will operate as a science and research center for six months and then will welcome tourists for the remainder of the year.
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