Drone Footage Shows Mars Simulation Mission in Remote Oman Desert

StoryfulNewsPublished: February 14, 2018
Published: February 14, 2018

More than 200 scientists from 25 countries are taking part in a Mars simulation project led by the Austrian Space Forum in Oman’s southern deserts of Dhofar. During the four-week project, set in the desert’s “analog” martian landscape, scientists will conduct experiments that may help preparations for a future human mission to Mars. Spacesuits, sonic mapping techniques, field tests and a portable greenhouse are some of the things being tested. This drone footage shows the testing centre against the backdrop of the the remote landscape of Dhofar. Credit: Austrian Space Forum via Storyful

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