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Mars Society Announces Precursor Mission for MA365

posted Sep 7, 2015, 6:49 PM by Michael Stoltz   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 6:54 PM ]

The Mars Society intends to advance planning for its one-year Mars Arctic 365 program at FMARS on Devon Island by down-selecting to a single crew that will first be “put to the test” as part of an 80-day mission at the organization’s Mars Desert Research Station in the fall of 2016. 


The crew, including alternates, of Mars Awakening 80 (MA80), as the mission is being called, will consist of nine individuals drawn from the U.S., France, Canada, Germany and Russia who previously made the cut of 21 finalists chosen from an initial pool of over 200 volunteers. 


More details regarding the new MA80 mission will be announced soon.


[Mars Society Steering Committee, 09.01.15]

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