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NASA is seeking applicants to participate in its next artificial one-year Mars surface mission to inform the agency’s plans for human exploration of the Red Planet. The second of the three projects was called on the ground. CHAPEA (Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analogue) is scheduled to launch in spring 2025.

Each CHAPEA mission has a four-person volunteer crew living and working inside a 1,700-square-foot, 3D-printed habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The habitat, called Mars Dune Alpha, simulates the challenges of a mission to Mars, including resource limitations, instrument failure, communication delays, and other environmental stresses. Crew tasks include simulated spacewalks, robotic operations, habitat maintenance, exercise and crop growth.

NASA is seeking healthy, motivated US citizens or permanent residents who are non-smokers, 30-55 years of age, and proficient in English to communicate effectively with crew colleagues. . Applicants must have a strong desire for unique, rewarding adventures and an interest in contributing to NASA’s work to prepare for the first human journey to Mars.

The deadline for applicants is Tuesday, April 2.

Crew selection will follow additional standard NASA criteria for astronaut candidate applicants. Requires a master’s degree in a STEM field such as engineering, mathematics, or biological, physical, or computer science from an accredited institution with at least two years of professional STEM experience or at least 1,000 hours as an aircraft pilot Must have.

Candidates who have completed two years of work towards a A completed medical degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or a test pilot program will also be considered. With four years of professional experience, applicants who have completed military officer training or a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM field may be considered.

Compensation is available for participating in the mission. Further information will be provided during the candidate screening process.

As it works to establish a long-term presence for NASA. and lunar exploration by the Artemis mission, CHAPEA missions provide critical science data to validate systems and address future missions to the Red Planet. With CHAPEA’s first crew more than halfway through its year-long mission, NASA is using the research gained through simulation missions to help inform the mission. Contribution of health and performance during Mars missions.

Under NASA’s Artemis mission, the agency will establish the foundation for long-term scientific research on the Moon, land the first woman, the first person of color, and its first astronaut on the lunar surface, and human missions to Mars. Will prepare. benefit of all.

More information:
Sign Up Page: chapea.nasa.gov/

Reference: Want Mars: Apply Now for NASA’s Simulated Yearlong Mars Mission (2024, February 16) https://phys.org/news/2024-02-martians-nasa-simulated-yearlong February 17, 2024 Retrieved from -mars.html

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