Nathan Jones was selected to be a member of one of NASA’s first missions as the organization prepares to send a crew to Mars in the coming years.
He will be a part of a year-long study known as the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog, or CHAPEA.
The goal is to simulate what crew members may experience in a mission to Mars before sending astronauts into space.
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