Oregonian headed to Utah’s Red Planet The World

If the day comes, Silverton resident Gus Frederick will be ready to land on Mars. The president of The Mars Society’s Oregon chapter is about to spend two weeks living at a simulated Mars habitat station in Utah. During that time, he will conduct research inside a habitat building and won’t venture outside without donning a simulated Mars suit. “It’s kind of like being a Martian for a few weeks,” Frederick said.