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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-09-2014 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Florida Today reports that there are early plans to build the world's largest Mars simulation in Titusville.
Interspace, a space-themed attraction and research facility, could open as early as 2016 and employ 200 workers, according to Mark Homnick, manager of NewSpace Center LLC, the company planning to build the complex.

The facility would let visitors spend a day or more in a 22,000-square-foot replica of Mars.

...day guests at Interspace will train and have access to portions of the Mars simulation for about $90. Multi-day guests will become settlers who work and live in the simulation for about $750 a day, including food and lodging.

p51
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posted 03-10-2014 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It'll be interesting to see how visitors 'interact' with this. Does this mean that you can only walk around inside the habitat and can only go out onto the 'Martian' soil in a space suit?

If so, that would be quite interesting indeed!

onesmallstep
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posted 03-12-2014 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds similar to the problem-plagued Biosphere project out in Arizona, only this time it's open to the public and will generate some income. The Titusville/KSC area is fast becoming 'the' space tourism mecca.

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