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I tried this game out a while ago and it really caught my eye. Almost all the popular mars missions are recreated with excruciating detail. You can even design and manage your own mars exploration team and develop your own mars missions and hope that something doesn't break on the descent! You can even get to the point where you can colonize mars if you work enough at it.
Contributed by Jacob Reichhardt
To help sustain expeditionary crews to Mars experiments involving the use of microbes are underway to utilize the Martian soil along with subterranean ice and the planet's atmosphere to make oxygen necessary for breathing. It's hard to believe that the first living being sent to Mars will be something you can't even see! The microorganisms will be sealed inside small containers planted a few inches into the ground. Some of the microbes being tested will be able to remove nitrogen from the Martian soil and may even be able to make water available to visiting astronauts.
Contributed by Sam Feldstone