Sneak peek at habitat where Earthlings on mission to Mars will live

By Fox10 Phoenix

NASA has created a 3D-printed habitat to simulate what it would be like for humans to live on Mars.

On Tuesday, NASA officials gave FOX 26 crews a sneak peek of the facility called the CHAPEA habitat, or Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Starting in June, four people will live inside the Mars habitat for a yearlong mission to help NASA prepare for human exploration of Mars. The four people are volunteers who are not astronauts.

The mission will be the first of three planned in NASA’s CHAPEA habitat.


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