Mars ‘Colony’ Rises In the Arctic

Despite losing crucial equipment and having its original construction crew walk away from the project, the Mars Society’s prototype for a living quarters on the Red Planet has been assembled on the northern Canadian arctic landscape of Devon Island. Members of the Mars Society completed assembly of the 20-ton fiberglass module last week and held an opening ceremony Friday, with a ceremonial “crew” entering the module as if they were astronauts arriving at their otherworldly home.