Mission To Not-Mars

In the absence of any real Mars missions, it seems to be quite the fashinable thing to just run a simulated one instead. Hot on the heels of Roskosmos and its full-immersion pseudo-mission, the Mars Society is planning to install a huge metal can containing six scientists in the Arctic desert for four months. They may get to skip the lengthy flight to un-Mars and back, but it’ll still be no picnic – the mission is being billed as “hard work, no pay, eternal glory.” Well, where do I sign?