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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 4,412 ratings
Well narrated
The presenter/narrator was good but didn’t have much to work with. The 6 crew members were pretty dull and gave her very little to work with. So credit for keeping me listening
Teaanyone via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/16/19
It’s a fantastic premise, but it feels unfocused, with a lack of direction, and is ultimately a bit shallow. The producers focus on the relationships between the inhabitants, but without any real sensitivity or depth, or even humour - despite all those things really being present in the...Read full review »
KateWb2 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/19
Love
This is just so freaking cool to hear about
S_rain95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/19
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