UAE to build Mars training city on Earth

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The United Arab Emirates is planning to build a Mars training city here on Earth.
The US$136 million dollar project will be called Mars Science City and consists of interconnected dome structures that span 1.9 million square feet, around the size of two Alcatraz Islands, according to Science Alert.
According to Popular Science, the city will be used by engineers to prototype future Mars building materials and construction techniques. It will also house labs that can simulate various parts of Mars' environment.
Researchers will practice several methods of farming on light resources as Mars lacks water and nutritious soil. Waste and water recycling methods will also be tested.

With Mars radiation being stronger than on Earth, the domes will be used to test material that can block solar radiation.
The domed city will also be able to filter in more or less sunlight, possibly to better mirror Mars time.

The UAE plans to have a team of people live in the city for a year to develop strategies for surviving long-term on the Red Planet.
Besides laboratories, the proposed city will also contain a museum dedicated to space achievements.
RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Mars Science City domes
2. City will be used by engineers to test construction techniques and labs to simulate Mars' environment
3. Indoor farming gardens where water and waste recycling will be tested
4. The domes will be able to filter in more or less sunlight

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The UAE is planning to build a US$136 million dollar city here on Earth called Mars Science City, which consists of interconnected dome structures that will span 1.9 million square feet."
"According to Popular Science, the city will be used by engineers to prototype future Mars building materials and construction techniques. It will also house labs that can simulate various parts of Mars' environment."
"Researchers will practice several methods of farming on light resources as Mars lacks water and nutritious soil. Waste and water recycling methods will also be tested."

"With Mars radiation being stronger than on Earth, the domes will be used to test material that can block solar radiation. The domed city will also be able to filter in more or less sunlight, possibly to better mirror Mars time."

SOURCES: Popular Science, Science Alert
https://www.popsci.com/united-arab-emirates-mars-city-pictures
https://www.sciencealert.com/to-prepare-for-mars-the-uae-is-building-a-simulated-martian-city-on-earth