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Rachel Burcin
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Summer Scholar Tapped for Simulated Mars Mission
August 02, 2012. Simon Engler has spent this summer at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute working on robotic technology that might search for life on Mars. And next year, he’ll be working on food preparation skills that may one day support life – human life – on that planet. Engler, a Robotics Institute Summer Scholar (RISS), is one of six people selected from more than 700 applicants to participate early next year in a NASA-sponsored experiment called Hi-SEAS, or the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation. They will be testing new forms of food and food preparation strategies designed for sustaining astronauts on Mars and other deep-space missions.