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NASA Seeks Candidates To Simulate A Year-Long Martian Mission On Earth

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Good morning. I'm Noel King.

NASA is looking for candidates to simulate a yearlong Martian mission right here on Earth. You have to be between 30 and 55, in good physical health, with no dietary restrictions. And you need a master's degree in a STEM field. NASA, to their credit, is front-loading the bad news. The AP reports volunteers will be paid but will also experience limited communications, food rationing and equipment failures.

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