Mars Analogs

Mars analogs give us Earthlings the ability to partake in Mars-like missions while experiencing many of the psychological effects that come with living in a remote environment with a small team. Look into these analogs to experience it for yourself!

Mars Society

Mars Desert Research Station

The Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert was established by the Mars Society in 2001 to better educate researchers, students and the general public about how humans can survive on the Red Planet. It is the second Mars analogue habitat after the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station was established in 2000.


Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station

D-MARS is a space analog research center in Israel, in which analog astronauts go on a scientific journey of exploration that simulates an actual mission on the surface of the planet Mars. Today, space analogs are becoming well-developed sectors of space science disciplines, used to train future human explorers, test related hardware and make space more accessible to the general public.

University of Hawaii


HI-SEAS (Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) is a Habitat on an isolated Mars-like site on the Mauna Loa side of the saddle area on the Big Island of Hawaii at approximately 8200 feet above sea level.