Mobile Mars Lab Simulated in the Arctic

It’s a humdinger of a Humvee — one that is fully equipped with Mars in mind. A modified High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle — or Humvee for short — has been added to the technological tool kit at the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), stationed on Devon Island, Nunavut, in the Canadian high Arctic. Tagged the “MARS-1”, the Humvee rover is a powerful addition to scientific studies on Devon. The vehicle serves as a long-distance roving field lab. It also doubles as a test bed for studying the design and operation of future large pressurized rovers for the human exploration of the Moon and Mars.