Mars Desert Research Station

MDRS facilities

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), owned and operated by the Mars Society, is a space analogue facility in Utah, USA that supports Earth-based research in pursuit of the technology, operations, and science required for human space exploration.
The relative isolation of the facility allows for rigorous field studies as well as human factors research. The advantage of MDRS over most facilities for simulated space missions is that the campus is surrounded by a landscape that is an actual geologic Mars analogue, which offers opportunities for rigorous field studies as they would be conducted during an actual space mission. Learn more about MDRS on their website.

MDRS hab interior

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Science Dome

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The Musk Observatory

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Repair and Assembly Module

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MDRS Hab Equipment Room

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