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A Zeeland native hopes his Arctic adventure will pave the way for man’s next big journey The Grand Rapids Press

Brent Bos hopes people can one day plant their feet on the surface of Mars. For now, the Zeeland native and Arizona researcher is willing to settle for the next best place — Canada’s high Arctic. Bos will be among dozens of researchers traveling this summer to distant Devon Island in Canada’s Nunavut Territory — within 1,000 miles of the North Pole — for a research project in the place most like Mars here on Earth. The team will camp at a research pod and conduct simulations of a human mission to Mars — exploring terrain and geological formations, taking pictures and sending information to mission control.