By Cristina Hodgson •
Published: 20 Aug 2019 • 21:57
Astroland are offering tourists an expedition to experience life on Mars — without leaving Earth’s atmosphere.
The adventure involves spending three days and nights at the Ares Station, located deep in a cave in the Cantabrian mountains in northern Spain. The experience is designed to simulate what it would be like to live in a human colony on the Red Planet.
Thrill-seekers can live first-hand and test what human life would be like on Mars.
“The Martian environment is very hostile with low temperatures, strong winds and high levels of solar radiation, which means the most suitable way of maintaining human life is… under the Martian surface,” As stated by Astroland CEO, David Ceballos. “These Cantabrian caves are the perfect location for similar conditions for these trials.”
Space-curious travellers will sleep in pressurised capsules and perform various tasks in challenging conditions, including growing crops without any soil.
It should be noted that participants will do all of this in biodegradable nappies to minimise their environmental impact on the cave system, isolated from any contact from the outside world at a cost of over €600
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