In the Chinese desert built a Martian base for children

A simulator appeared in the middle of the Chinese Gobi desertMartian base. However, instead of placing astronauts who want to live on the Red Planet, teenagers were settled on this object. Surrounded by barren hills in the northwest of Gansu province, Martian Base 1 opened to the public to familiarize teenagers — and soon tourists, with what life on Mars could be. This is how China is preparing a generation of youth.

Chinese base on Mars in the middle of the Gobi desert

The opening of the facility took place against the backdrop of relentlessChina’s progress in the space field and attempts to catch up with the US and become a space superpower. The government hopes to send people to the moon, as the United States did with Apollo, and intend to do it again within the framework of the current space program.

There are nine modules on a white base with silver domes, including living quarters, a control room, a greenhouse and an airlock.

Teenagers wear space suits and go hiking in the desert, exploring the caves in a martian-like landscape. The nearest city, Jinchang, is about 40 kilometers away.

The company that deals with this projectC-Space, plans to open a base for tourists next year. It is currently an educational institution. C-Space is assisted by the Chinese Astronaut Center and the Chinese Intercontinental Communication Center. In the meantime, teenagers are exploring toy Mars, China plans to send a probe to the real Red Planet next year.

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