Would-Be Martians Begin Living Experiment
What would it be like to go to Mars? Scientists are trying to find out by confining three men and three women — including a journalist and a pilot — to a 36-foot wide tent on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano for an entire year. They’ll have to get along with each other, wear space suits anytime they go outside and live on boring rations as they would if sent to the Red Planet. Researchers hope this will show humans can endure such conditions long enough to make such a mission possible.