Mars colony on Earth: Mars One mission plans to simulate its eventual mission.

Who Wants to Join a Mock Mars Colony on Earth? (Video.)

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April 1 2014 12:57 PM

Mars Pretender

Before its real mission to the red planet, Mars One wants to fake it on Earth.

Mars One wants to create a mock Martian colony that would recreate the isolated, harsh conditions of the red planet. Though no location or colonists have been chosen, the company is enlisting the help of a NASA contractor and capsule designer to help lead the project. What could go wrong?

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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