Roy Naor Simulating Mars

For two weeks at the end of January, Roy Naor lived in a simulation of a Mars research station as a representative of the Israel Space Agency. The Weizmann Institute masters student and a team from four other countries were in an isolated capsule in the Utah desert, carrying out studies similar to those that might be carried out in the future on the Red Planet.

Naor, a native of Kibbutz Naan near Rehovot, is studying geology in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, where he plans to pursue his PhD.