Daily Illuminator

August 7, 2003: It's Just Like Mars . . .

. . . but without all the pesky -200 degree temperatures, near vacuum, and deadly radiation. NASA is building a Mars habitat simulation, where they can test recycling technologies, drilling equipment, safety procedures, and more. Plus, it gives us an excuse to remind you that all this is already covered in GURPS Mars and Transhuman Space: In The Well, making us wonder why NASA doesn't just pick up a couple of copies and save themselves the $2 million. But that's just us.

More details in this CNN story.

-- Scott Haring

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