Inside Mars 160: The Mars Society's Red Planet Simulation in Pictures

Horizontal Gypsum Deposition

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Horizontal gypsum deposition at Box Canyon Quarry.

Box Canyon Sketch

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Sketch of the outcrop made from the PEV.

Mars 160 Hand Lens

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Test Four: In simulation, using the hand lens to draw lichens.

Mars 160 crewmembers on atvs

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Mars 160 crewmembers stick to established trails while riding ATVs, to avoid damaging the Utah desert's fragile crust.

Mars Flag

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The colors in this flag for Mars include red for the Red Planet, blue for planet Earth and green to represent the planet's eventual transformation into a more Earth-like world.

Desert View

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A view out the Mars hab window.

Annalea Beattie Conducting Interview

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Annalea Beattie interviewing Mike Curtis-Rouse.

Brian Yeomans from UK Rover Trials

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Brian Yeomans, senior platform engineer from UK rover trials, ready to leave Earth.

Mars 160 Geologist Jon Clarke

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Mars 160 geologist Jon Clarke trying out the new SPLIT instrument with Mike Curtis Rouse (UK Mission Commander).

Mel McHugh, Member of UK Rover Trials

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Mel McHugh, senior Raman spectroscopy specialist from the UK rover trials, happy in one of our Mars 160 Lexan helmets.

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