Video: Astronauts explore 'Martian' terrain in Oman
February 5, 2018 | 12:23 PM
by Times News Service

Muscat: Astronauts from the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF or Oesterreiches Weltraum Forum) are currently in the Dhofari town of Marmul, conducting tests and experiments for a future manned mission to Mars.

AMADEE-18 is a scientific research mission that will simulate experiments to test their success ahead of a mission to Mars in the future.

Some of the key experiments that will be carried out are the testing of the Aouda spacesuit, mapping techniques through sonic waves, a portable greenhouse that enables astronauts to grow crops on Mars, water extraction, and field tests of rovers that will be deployed planet side.

Video courtesy: Oman TV

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