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NASA Is Recruiting 4 People to Live in a Simulated Mars Habitat for a Year — Here’s How You Can Apply

Future Martians, this could be your calling! NASA is looking for four people to live in a simulated Mars habitat for a year — and applications are now open.

Officially known as the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog mission, the selected crew members will live inside Mars Dune Alpha, a 1,700-square-foot setting — made by an Icon 3D printer — located at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. During the year-long experiment, those chosen will participate in simulated space walks, scientific research, and communication exchange, as well as test out virtual reality and robotic controls.

But it won’t all be a walk in the park (or rather, the red planet), since extreme challenges will be replicated, like seeing what it’s like to deal with resource limitations, equipment failure, communication delays, and other stressors, NASA explained on its site. Additionally, all provisions will be premade space food, and, as of now, no windows will be built, according to the Associated Press.

Mars Dune Alpha Conceptual Render: Visualization on Mars


“The analog is critical for testing solutions to meet the complex needs of living on the Martian surface,” Grace Douglas, NASA’s lead scientist for Advanced Food Technology research said in a statement. “Simulations on Earth will help us understand and counter the physical and mental challenges astronauts will face before they go.”

This will be the first of three missions as NASA looks to a future with more trips to Mars. The results will help both validate the systems in place and create solutions for potential problems.

The criteria to apply is, of course, pretty stringent, as it will follow NASA’s normal astronaut recruiting standards. Applicants must be healthy and motivated U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and 30 to 55 years old. They must also be non-smokers who are proficient in English in order to provide communication between the crew and mission control. Also required is a master’s degree in a STEM field (engineering, mathematics, or biological, physical or computer science) from an accredited school, plus a minimum of two years of STEM work experience or at least 1,000 hours of aircraft piloting. Those who have finished two years of work toward a STEM doctoral program may also be considered, as well as those with a bachelor’s degree in STEM or military officer training, who also have at least four years of work experience.

But the upside is the unique experience of helping put humans closer to inhabiting other planets. And former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says there could be other benefits, too. “Just think how much you’re going to be able to catch up on Netflix,” Hadfield told the AP. “If they have a musical instrument there, you could go into there knowing nothing and come out a concert musician.”

2021 Real Estate Predictions


Well, they say “Hindsight is 2020”, and I say thank goodness it is behind us. We anticipate a better year ahead – can it get any worse?

To start the year, here is a national overview with implications for your local market. You can listen to this podcast in the car or while you work out, and it can be found here. If you do this, you can ignore the last part of the podcast, which is aimed at realtors improving themselves. This podcast includes an interview with the lead economist for the National Association of Realtors, Dr Lawrence Yun and some insight by the leading Real Estate trainer in the world, Brian Buffini.

I also have an economic report which has some interesting stats, and that can be found here.

This is a national overview, but a rising tide lifts all boats, so it will have similar implications in San Diego. For some insight into YOUR local market, please reach out to me.

We can talk about the following:

  • The current state of the real estate sector.
  • Three dynamics that will affect the market going forward.
  • And more, if you have any questions for me!

Enjoy, and let me know if you want to discuss the future with me.

2020 Market Update

If you’d like a transcript of the above video, check this link!

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year! With 2019 over, we’re entering the new decade that is 2020, and with it comes a whole new year of adventures. Remember to take it easy, and not let the little things stress you out as you tackle your endeavors, whatever those may be.

To help with that, this month I’ve put together a video to help give you an idea of what my predictions are for the world of Real Estate in the coming year. Many people are concerned about the state of the market, but there’s nothing to be afraid of – especially if you have someone who can help you navigate the market. There’s a lot of misinformation out there in today’s day and age, so I thought I’d take the time to make sure everyone has the facts before going into the market.

If you or anyone you know needs help, or are interested in buying, selling, or renting a property, please give me a call. I’m always happy to give you a hand in the world of Real Estate.

Take care of yourselves, and may this be an even better year than the last.

Make the Most of 2017!

Hello all and Happy New Year.

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Let me know if you’d like to discuss this. It works well for me!