A5 Cabriolet: The simulation
Deep in the sun-scorched deserts of Utah, a scientific endeavor is underway.
At Mars Desert Research Station, researchers simulate what is needed to colonize the Red Planet. During the simulation, you’re either inside the habitat, or you’re in a full spacesuit—no exceptions. The barren red hills provide an appropriate setting for their experiments, and the isolation that would accompany an empty planet. For weeks at a time, these scientists investigate everything from biology, psychology, to geology.
And by their calculations, the day humans reach Mars will be here sooner than you think.
Photography by Reuben Wu
Art Directed by Kyle Johnson
Creative Directed by Jeremy Diessner
Group Creative Directed by Joel Kaplan