The Nasa astronauts on a mythical Mars mission
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

The Nasa astronauts on a mythical mission to Mars moon

Nasa is finding out how people cope with the demands of long space missions at its Human Exploration Research Analog (Hera).

For 45 days a crew of four people live in a habitat which simulates a mission to Phobos, a moon that orbits the planet Mars.

The crew carry out daily maintenance tasks on board, enjoy views of space from the capsule window and keep in contact with mission control via a five minute delay, meaning that a response to a communication takes 10 minutes.

BBC Click finds out more.

See more at Click's website and @BBCClick

  • 25 Jul 2019
Go to next video: Why 3D printing could be key to a Moon base