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China is Building a ‘Mars Village’ To Prepare For 2020 Launch to Red Planet

September 8, 2017 12:04 AM
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China is Building a ‘Mars Village’ To Prepare For 2020 Launch to Red Planet

With a 400-million-yuan ($61 million) budget, the project is part of the country’s preparation for its Mars exploration plans set in 2020.

The so-called “Mars Village,” consisting of a simulation base and an ecotourism site, will be built in Qinghai Province, northwestern China.

, the village will be constructed on what has been dubbed as “the most Martian” place on Earth — in the red rock area of the Qaidam basin in western Qinghai.

It will feature a “Mars community,” which will function as a theme park, and a “Mars campsite,” which will be equipped with living accommodations for those who want to experience life on the red planet.

Liu said that the base will be a one-stop site for studying aerospace, astronomy, geography and new energy.

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Source: nextshark.com

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