View all news

Student's 'Life on Mars' experience hits the headlines

6 November 2012

Engineering PhD student Ashley Dale's unique experience of what living on the red planet might be like, has been published by the world's most popular physics magazine.

Engineering PhD student Ashley Dale's unique experience of what living on the red planet might be like, has been published in Physics World - the world's most popular physics magazine, with a circulation of 120,000.

Ashley spent two weeks in the Utah desert as part of a simulated Mars mission, living in a Habitat Module as part of the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) - a facility dedicated to developing and testing field tactics and protocols for a human expedition to the red planet.

He was involved in a project to assess the functionality of a small, remote-controlled rover carrying a wireless video camera, which was used as a scout to explore hard-to-reach places.

Ashley's account of his 'Life on Mars' was also covered on the Science Daily and Mars Society websites and he will be appearing on BBC Two's Dara O Briain’s Science Club on Thursday, 27 November at 9pm.

Please note, broken links may be due to third-party content being moved or deleted.