On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries that detail their discoveries, their frustrations, and their evolving and devolving relationships wi...
Eliana Dockterman • Time • Jun 5, 2018
"The podcast is a perfect meld of Cosmos with The Real World. You’ll learn plenty about space — like how scientists will try to create water on Mars and the story of the one American who saw 9-11 while floating above earth. But you’ll also hear about the inevitable drama of long-term space travel, from hookups to bathroom drama to one roommate’s annoying habit of playing the didgeridoo."