When we inevitably all uproot from Earth and move to space, we are going to need doctors. And even though we’re years away from needing to leave the planet, there are already training programs preparing people to practice medicine in space.
Deep in the Utah desert, the Martian Medical Analogue and Research Simulation is teaching medical professionals and aerospace engineers how to be doctors in space.
The course takes place at the Mars Desert Research Station, located about seven miles outside of the town of Hanksville, Utah. The station is a two-story giant while cylinder in the middle of the desert, sometimes referred to as “The Hab.”