João Lousada, a flight controller for the International Space Station, wears an experimental space suit during a simulation of a future Mars mission in the Dhofar desert of southern Oman. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

João Lousada, a flight controller for the International Space Station, wears an experimental space suit during a simulation of a future Mars mission in the Dhofar desert of southern Oman. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

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