The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), owned and operated by the Mars Society, is a full-scale analog facility in Utah that supports Earth-based research in pursuit of the technology, operations, and science required for human space exploration.

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The Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert was established by the Mars Society in 2001 to better educate researchers, students and the general public about how humans can survive on the Red Planet. The project is a step toward NASA's next big human spaceflight project called the Deep Space Gateway, a “spaceport” in the moon's orbit where astronauts would live for up …

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is the second Mars analog habitat established by the Mars Society.

Located on the San Rafael Swell in Utah, the MDRS has been inhabited by 130 individual crews (of roughly 6 members each) between the first field season in December 2001 and the twelfth field season ending in May 2013. There were four two-week expeditions mounted in November 2006 through January 2007. Second Half of Mars 160 Mission Begins as Crew Arrives at FMARS.

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Each crew typically remains in the habitat for one or two weeks. The Mars Society Builds Infrastructure for Year-Long FMARS Mission. NASA, in partnership with the Mars Society, led a series of two-week student training and research missions to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah.

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The habitat is the product of a great deal of analysis over the years, as the Mars Society and its advisors have considered what would be abundantresources on Mars — and which would be scarce ones. The Mars Society’s MDRS - Mars Desert Research Station, the world's largest and longest-running Mars analog program, welcomed a special Mars Academy USA (MAU) crew to its campus last week to begin an historic dual habitat simulation lasting two weeks.