Mars ‘colonists’ undaunted by bad luck, punishing weather CNN

Battered buildings. Freezing rains. Endless sunlight. Despite facing such hardships, scientists simulating life on Mars have pushed the limits of red planet science on a barren island in the Arctic. Taking part in their first research expedition to Devon Island, a Canadian hinterland with haunting similarities to Mars, a handful of Mars Society members are trying to salvage their primary mission this week.The group had planned to construct and live in a prototype Mars habitat. But their hopes were dashed earlier this month when a fifth and final cargo airdrop by a U.S. Marines cargo plane damaged part of the structure.