Small box simulates Mars environment on Earth

NASA tests gear to make sure it can survive on Red Planet

Here's a cool inside look at NASA's "Mars Chamber", a refrigerator-sized box that can recreate the "temperatures, pressures, and atmosphere of the Martian surface, essentially creating a Mars environment on Earth," NASA says.

I'm pretty sure that you can't put people in the box yet. Maybe in a few years they'll make a bigger box.

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