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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 5,486 ratings
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It’s gets so boring. For a science journalist, she has almost zero science discussion. It’s just about the crews daily life. No talk of the work or if there are simulated challenges etc. You don’t even hear about them leaving the habitat in space suits to simulate an EVA until like episode 4. Had...Read full review »
kaylellan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/10/20
Season 2??
Where is it?? I need it!
nicknameMCN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/20
What about SpaceX
Any chance you could update this episode, or write a new episode, that explores SpaceX’s recent achievement to launch people into space. They’re privately funded and have incredible aspirations with BFR. It would be great to hear your assessment.
Will E am via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/15/20
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