Experimenting whether man can stay in MarsNASA has conducted an experiment to test whether man can survive Mars by creating an atmospheric condition similar to that in Mars. A NASA team consisting of four men and two women have come out successfully spending eight months in location artificially created similar to that in Mars.
The location within a built in room inside the tallest volcano of Mauna Loa. The room built inside this had facilities similar to those at Mars. No connection to the external world was provided. Packet good and water were provided to survive the specified period. It needed 20 minutes to reach messages from outside. This is the time required to reach a message from Earth to Mars. The mission is reported to be successful.