A Dry Run at Mars

Scientists prepare for the challenges of sending humans to Mars by staging simulations right here on Earth

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Photo: Haughton-Mars Project
SURGERY AT A DISTANCE: Doctors from the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Space Agency perform a mock appendectomy, guided by doctors in Houston and Detroit on a teleconference. The mock operation is part of the HMP research on telemedicine, which could one day support emergency care for crew members on long journeys.
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