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(Caracas, April 17, News24) .- China wants to capture Mars after making history by being the first to land on the hidden side of the moon. And who knows if the first Chinese to pull on the red planet He went through a simulated base like that open today in the middle of the Gobi Desert, north of the country.
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It is located approximately forty kilometers from the mining city of Jincheng, the "Mars Base 1" It is a project of C-Space, which has the support of local authorities and the China astronaut center, and its more than 1,000 square meters are divided into nine compartments.
Apart from bedroom capsules, small medical consultation, bathrooms and a multitude of data screens, there is a nursery with an artificial light in which wheat, leeks, or lettuce are planted – and worms are grown for those who want a more exotic casino and protein – and, apparently , astronaut suits.
Those who bet on a walk through this special surface – which, although not Mars, have a reddish-can find other elements of the simulated conquest of Mars, such as the space module, the research for astro-vehicles, a cave-shelter, and even a black monolith that is dubiously similar to the film "2001: A Space Odyssey""
But outside the futuristic screens and neon lights that make it look like a collection of Star Trek, database managers also require that visitors return "in their origins" and learn to appreciate the importance of the basic elements after will be forced to take maximum care of available resources.
Lu Yueyao, a 13-year-old student who coincided with Efe during a visit to the facilities, is delighted: "I was already curious about Mars and other phenomena of space, such as black holes. Now I have more desire to go to Mars"
And perhaps one of his years and citizenship, who becomes the first person to appear on the red planet in the future, or at least Lu is convinced: "China has a great advantage because we had many great astronauts. I think we will have great achievements in the space race in future, "assures Efe.
His partner Li Yakin shows the same enthusiasm: "I have learned so much today, but there are still many mysteries that we can not explain. I want to solve these problems in the future".
"It's not just futuristic, but also about what it means to be human and to return to our background," explains Efe Zao Tianshu, director of the C-Space educational program.
And that's it "Ecumenical Tourism" She stepped back to China, country with her cosmic research program, especially after the success of Chang's 4, a Chinese investigation that arrived on the hidden side of the moon on January 3.
The creator of C-Space, Bai Fan, does not want to stay behind and says his plan is to create a kind of Martian vacation town with hotels and bars, and hopes to start building next year.
Its goal is to base the base profitable "As soon as possible", although he admits that "it will not be 8 or 10 years, but none will be one or two. I would like to be so."
For now, Bai will have to keep his feet on the ground and settle in educational camps, whose age ranges from primary school to college, one-day visits or remains between three and seven days in six "capsules" in terms of the exterior offers the base, the type of clients you most want to focus on.
The manager believes that these longer visits allow "Feel the whole experience" to live surrounded by a hostile environment with extreme climate, limited water and food "to make people think that if the Earth is no longer there and they need to build a base on Mars, we will not only depend on technology, but rather to know how to survive. "
The base is designed so that filmmakers can record science-fiction films and have already been baptized in front of the cameras: after the construction, a group of Chinese celebrities locked in to record a show on a real Big Brother television, but even more "Mars" titled "Space Challenge".
The goal of C-Space, among others, is to draw students to "inspire" and follow their dreams. But, Though their faces are of happiness and interest after the visit, not all of them appear to want to be astronauts.
Dow Zihang, aged fourteen, seems to want to remind the interviewer that, however, they are still children: "I think it will be difficult to be an astronaut. They need to practice every day and it's hard. I wanted to do is bring in creatures in space and create aliens like E.T. "
With information from EFE