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China Sets Up Mars in Gobi Desert, Invites Teenagers For Trip

World | | April 18, 2019, 4:07 pm
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 In the middle of China’s Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the red planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip. These teenagers recently completed a tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop at a Chinese-built Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Gansu province. Take a look at the pictures...<br /><br />The C-Space Project Mars simulation base is seen at dusk in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

In the middle of China’s Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the red planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip. These teenagers recently completed a tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop at a Chinese-built Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Gansu province. Take a look at the pictures...

The C-Space Project Mars simulation base is seen at dusk in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A staff member demonstrates how she puts on the helmet of a mock space suit at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A staff member demonstrates how she puts on the helmet of a mock space suit at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students leave a mock space capsule after a lesson at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students leave a mock space capsule after a lesson at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students listen to a lesson at a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert. (Image: Reuters)

Students listen to a lesson at a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert. (Image: Reuters)

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 A student launches a toy rocket at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A student launches a toy rocket at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A mock space capsule of the C-Space Project Mars simulation base is seen at dusk in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A mock space capsule of the C-Space Project Mars simulation base is seen at dusk in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A staff member looks into a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A staff member looks into a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students walk through Gobi Desert near the C-Space Project Mars simulation base outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students walk through Gobi Desert near the C-Space Project Mars simulation base outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A picture shows the interior of a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A picture shows the interior of a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 The C-Space Project Mars simulation base is seen at dusk in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

The C-Space Project Mars simulation base is seen at dusk in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A mock laboratory is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A mock laboratory is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fake vegatables are seen at a mock laboratory at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Fake vegatables are seen at a mock laboratory at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A mock laboratory is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A mock laboratory is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students gather around a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students gather around a mock space capsule at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Sleeping capsules are seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Sleeping capsules are seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A staff member poses in a mock space suit at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A staff member poses in a mock space suit at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students build a toy rocket at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students build a toy rocket at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A sleeping capsule is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A sleeping capsule is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A staff member looks through a monocular at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A staff member looks through a monocular at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students are seen from inside an installation representing a cave on Mars at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert in China. (Image: Reuters)

Students are seen from inside an installation representing a cave on Mars at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert in China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students raise their hands to answer a question at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students raise their hands to answer a question at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students line up at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students line up at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A staff member sets up a sign in the shape of a space suit at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A staff member sets up a sign in the shape of a space suit at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 The eating corner is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

The eating corner is seen at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Potatoes are kept in jars at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Potatoes are kept in jars at the C-Space Project Mars simulation base in the Gobi Desert outside Jinchang, Gansu Province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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