Portland science-fiction writer David D. Levine spends two weeks on Mars — in Utah The Oregonian

Deep in the deserts of southeast Utah, Mars enthusiasts have conducted simulated voyages to the Red Planet since 2002. It’s how the Mars Society inspires and prepares humans for interplanetary travel.
David D. Levine, a Hugo-award winning science-fiction writer and Portland resident, just returned from two weeks at the Mars Society’s desert research station, where he lived and worked with five others in 23-foot-wide cylindrical habitat with a failing electric generator and nonfunctioning showers.
He spoke with The Oregonian upon his return…