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Mars: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Flight over Korolev Crater on Mars

Europe’s New Mars Yard Is Like a Playground for Planetary Engineers – 

Bussi coordinates a team of 20 who are working to build, test, and tweak Europe’s new Mars Yard—a 3,400-square-foot installation on the outskirts of Turin in northwest Italy. There, every detail has been meticulously crafted to simulate a small patch of the surface of the Red Planet. Officially, it is called the Rover Operational Control Centre, or ROCC.

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  • Stargazer July 8, 2020, 3:20 PM

    Mars: An interesting place to visit. Wouldn’t want to live there.

  • Chris July 8, 2020, 5:50 PM

    Somewhat cool. Is it real? I’ve wondered how they get pictures and “fly” space stuff that far from earth.
    Radio signals that far away from our marble? Of course they did just recently put a Covid tracker on all our cell phones without asking……..WTH?
    We don’t need no water.

  • Auntie Analogue July 8, 2020, 9:41 PM

    How many spiffy Sciencetific degrees has that trio playing in the sandbox?

  • John Venlet July 9, 2020, 6:29 AM

    These dreams of colonizing Mars, or some other light years away “earth like planet,” are today’s iteration of alchemy, turning lead into gold, but with more college degrees involved.

  • Roy Lofquist July 9, 2020, 8:23 AM

    Song which mentions Mars. The moon and Jupiter too.