Once you land on Mars, you probably won't be coming back. So before you take off for the Red Planet, it'd be best to test drive your new abode. Aspiring astronauts can do just that with the Astroland Agency. The experience begins at home with virtual training courses along with some coaching in climbing and speleology. Once completed, a team of 10 Astrolanders will be fitted for custom astronaut suits and head to the Ares Station — a mock colony located inside a massive cave in Spain. The mission will replicate the harsh conditions and extreme isolation that will be common on Mars, allowing for research and experimentation of current technologies that will be useful for future Martians.
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