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HANKSVILLE, Utah — Long before the movie “The Martian” was nominated for an Academy Award, a research station in the Utah desert began researching what a human mission to Mars might demand.

For the past 14 years, The Mars Society has been operating the Mars Desert Research Station to give researchers from around the world a chance to experience a full-scale Mars simulation.

FOX31 Denver’s Kent Erdahl and photojournalist Bryant Vander Weerd traveled to learn about the Colorado origins of the Mars Desert Research Station  in Utah and followed a crew from the International Space University.