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The Habitat
On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries that detail their discoveries, their frustrations, and their evolving and devolving relationships...
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4.5 stars from 5,533 ratings
Very good podcast!
I loved the podcast. It’s was very interesting to listen to the development of the relationships between the subjects. When you listen to it, you feel like your there for a moment. It’s nice to get out of your head and imagine you being in the same place.
AlmightyOnion via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 09/26/20
So fun!
Absolutely wonderful podcast to listen to, and the editing is so awesome! I’ve caught myself laughing out loud while listening to it. Definitely a great time!!
vcardenas via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/17/20
Cool science podcast
Cool project for anyone who is interested in possible Mars exploration in the future. But too much time of the podcast is about the relation between the group, and so little about the technology and organization part. But anyway it was interested to listen.
Дрогобар via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 08/15/20
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