NASA is looking for people for exceptional work. They will spend a year in Martian conditions on Earth

NASA is looking for people for exceptional work.  They will spend a year in Martian conditions on Earth

NASA has prepared a unique job offer in which those interested will live in conditions resembling those on Mars. Four people are being sought who will have the opportunity to try to live “in space” without going into space.

NASA is looking for four people to live for a year in a place that mirrors the living conditions on Mars. The agency wants healthy adults with a science degree or military experience to apply.

NASA is looking for people to live in Martian conditions

NASA posted a very rare job offer online. She invited those interested to move for a year to a habitat simulating conditions on Mars. The organization wants to pay for it.

Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) runs a series of year-long “missions” in which volunteers will live like astronauts in space, but without having to fly into space. They will live in a special environment located in Texas. This is where you can feel the Martian conditions.

Volunteers will live on Mars without going into space

The 1,700-square-foot space, called Mars Dune Alpha, mimics habitats that NASA might one day build on Mars to shelter astronauts there.

The first four-person crew of the program has been living in the facility since July last year. NASA reports on their progress show what their work is like: they grow vegetables, simulate “Marswalks” in a sandbox, supervise science experiments such as those conducted on the International Space Station, and follow a rigorous exercise program.

Now NASA is looking for candidates for the second CHAPEA mission, which is scheduled to launch in spring 2025. What conditions must be met to try your hand at this job? We are looking for healthy and adult US citizens between the ages of 30 and 55. They must be fluent in English and cannot smoke.

NASA wants volunteers to have the education or experience of those who fly to the International Space Station.

“Candidates should demonstrate a strong desire to experience unique, rewarding adventures and be interested in contributing to NASA's work to prepare for the first human trip to Mars,” the agency said in a statement.

To qualify, applicants must also pass a criminal background check, psychiatric examination and medical evaluation. After all, they are signing up for a year of living in extreme isolation in close quarters with three other people and on a very strict schedule. Applications can be submitted until April 2.

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