On October 10, 2021, six analog astronauts from Israel, Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, entered a one-of-a-kind research facility built for the AMADEE-2020 “Mars Israel” mission at Ramon Crater.
The team stayed in total confinement and simulated being on Mars by communicating with “Earth” – a special control room. They conducted a series of scientific and technological experiments in the hopes of laying the groundwork for future manned missions to the Red Planet. The habitat is said to be the most complex and modern analog station located on Earth.
AMADEE-2020, which was originally planned for last year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will come to an end this coming Sunday, October 31.
MediaCentral is inviting you to a press tour to the station in the Negev, where you will meet the analog astronauts and have the opportunity to partake in the first interview given by the mission’s commander.