This is a true story of six strangers sent to live in a dome to find out what happens when people stop being polite… and start getting ready to live on Mars.

NASA has begun a yearlong experiment to see what life would be like for humans on Mars. Six recruits will inhabit a dome near an inactive volcano in Hawaii for one year. There’s no fresh air or Pauly Shore.

The team members include an astrobiologist, physicist, pilot, architect, journalist and a soil scientist. They will be quarantined in the dome that measures 36 ft. in diameter and 20 ft. tall. If they want to go outside the dome, they have to wear a spacesuit.

The team members each have a room with a cot and a desk, and their provisions include cans of tuna and powdered cheese.

The focus of this mission is to look at how humans will work together in close quarters when exploring different places. Getting to Mars could take anywhere from one to three years, so it’s important that people know how to get along.

Or maybe it’s not important—that could make for a good reality show.

Even NASA investigator Kim Binsted expects some drama to arise.

“I think one of the lessons is that you really can’t prevent interpersonal conflicts. It is going to happen over these long-duration missions, even with the very best people.”

Here’s some footage of the dome.

Source: BBC News