Mar 3, 2021

Astronauts Explore Caves on Earth, Learning the Skills They’ll Need for the Moon and Mars

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A unique training program has teams of astronauts spending time inside caves doing experiments and learning to work together in a challenging environment.

We’re accustomed to astronauts pulling off their missions without a hitch. They head up to the International Space Station for months at a time and do what they do, then come home. But upcoming missions to the surface of the Moon, and maybe Mars, present a whole new set of challenges.

One way astronauts are preparing for those challenges is by exploring the extreme environment inside caves.

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