Mock Mars Mission Photos: Life on a Simulated Red Planet

Tight Fit

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With six crew members on Crew 133, space was in short supply inside a vehicle heading to the Mars Desert Research Station on Jan. 4, 2014. Pictured is Elizabeth Howell.

Loading Up

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Crew 133 executive officer Gordon Gartrelle puts the last few suitcases into a vehicle bound for the Mars Desert Research Station on Jan. 4, 2014.

Shadows of Spacesuits on 'Marswalk'

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Shadows of spacesuits extend into a canyon during a "Marswalk" near Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, Jan. 11, 2014.

Doctor Matthieu Komorowski on 'Marswalk'

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Crew 133 doctor Matthieu Komorowski during a "Marswalk" near Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, Jan. 11, 2014.

Elizabeth Howell on 'Marswalk'

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Journalist Elizabeth Howell during a "Marswalk" near Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, Jan. 11, 2014.

Crew 133 Members Examine Radio Telescope

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Crew 133 astronomer Pedro Diaz-Rubin (left) and engineer Joseph Jessup examine the output from a newly installed radio telescope at Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, Jan. 11, 2014.

Diaz-Rubin and Gartrelle on 'Marswalk'

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Crew 133 members Pedro Diaz-Rubin (left) and Gordon Gartrelle deal with some challenging terrain on a "Marswalk" at Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, Jan. 14, 2014.

Tracks Near Utah's Mars Desert Research Station

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There isn't much wildlife near Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, so these tracks caught the attention of Crew 133 on Jan. 14, 2014.

Snow Melting During a 'Marswalk'

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Snow melting during a "Marswalk" Jan. 14, 2014 caused muddy conditions for Crew 133 at Utah's Mars Desert Research Station. Pictured is crew doctor Matthieu Komorowski.

Moon Shines Over Utah's Mars Desert Research Station

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The nearly full moon shines near Utah's Mars Desert Research Station, Jan. 14, 2014.

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