PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Mars On EarthMarch 22, 2013
Volker Maiwald is a habitat engineer of Crew 125 EuroMoonMars B Mission at the Mars Desert Research Station, in Hanksville, Utah. Here, Maiwald walks on rock formations. He is collecting rock samples.
Members of the crew venture out to collect rock samples. What do you think: Do they really need to wear space suits? What would be different if they were actually on the Red Planet?
Csilla Orgel is a geologist. Here, she collects rock samples. How different would her job be on Mars?
The night sky reveals the possibilities of places to explore. The Utah lab serves as a field base in the Utah desert. The researchers hope to learn about the challenges of living in a remote and harsh environment.
As part of their mission, the researchers tend plants. They planted vegetables, including broccoli, radishes and Swiss chard. The researchers harvest the crops and eat them.