AMADEE-18: Austrian astronauts to simulate 3D printing on Mars during Oman desert mission

AMADEE-18: Austrian astronauts to simulate 3D printing on Mars during Oman desert mission

Six astronauts from the Austrian Space Forum are going to Oman’s Dhofar desert for four weeks to stay in isolation and carry out experiments, simulating a mission to Mars. 3D printing will play an important role in the experiments. Despite the use of advanced telescopes, in addition to rovers sent to the Red Planet to collect samples and visual data, humans don’t know exactly what lies upon the surface of Mars. They know enough, however, to recognize Mars-like terrain when they see it. It turns out Dhofar desert in Oman looks a lot like the surface of Mars, which […]

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