BYU Study May Help Get Man to Mars AP

If man ever steps foot on Mars, they may say it looks like the Utah desert. Members of the Brigham Young University’s Mars Research Group already knows that. The group has spent the last year working with the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulated Mars base seven miles outside of Hanksville, or 180 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Owned by the Mars Society, an international organization devoted to the exploration and settlement of Mars, the station includes a habitat module measuring about 15 to 20 feet in diameter with a laboratory on the first floor and crew quarters on the second level.