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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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4.4 stars from 4,835 ratings
Ugh
That David Bowie cover, no. So bad.
Kev. Durr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Meh
Had such high hopes for this podcast. Would have liked to hear more about the psychology of the experiment and what the results are building towards. Delved into petty interpersonal drama too much. Was fun to hear about it a little bit just drones on to long.
Lorennalolo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/15/19
Soooooooo good!
I would recommend this to anyone who is very curious to learn more about mars and what they might have to do if they were really there. The audio is amazing and I really like the title the way it gives me the good kind of chills. This might not happen to everyone but I got them. It also tells you...Read full review »
sally ryed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/19
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