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Simulated Astronauts Get Taste of Mars, in Hawaiii
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Mike O'Sullivan
March 03, 2015 8:41 PM
For generations, people have dreamed of traveling to Mars to explore Earth's closest planetary neighbor. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports that while space agencies like NASA are planning manned missions to the planet, some volunteers in Hawaii are learning how humans will cope with months in isolation on a Mars base.
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Video Simulated Astronauts Get Taste of Mars, in Hawaii

For generations, people have dreamed of traveling to Mars to explore Earth's closest planetary neighbor. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports that while space agencies like NASA are planning manned missions to the planet, some volunteers in Hawaii are learning how humans will cope with months in isolation on a Mars base.
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Video Cyber War Rages Between Iran, US

A newly published report indicates Iran and the United States have increased their cyber attacks on each other, even as their top diplomats are working toward an agreement to guarantee Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon and to free Iran from international sanctions. The development is part of a growing global trend. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London.
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Video So, What Color IS That Dress, Anyway?

It's universally acknowledged that people sometimes see things differently. A British fashion retailer has inadvertently put forward another proof of that with a photo of a new dress that different people see in different colors. The photo has sparked a worldwide debate — and has increased sales of the garment. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
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