On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries ...
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Clearly, we see that 2020 was a year filled with stories of research and discovery through translational science, including several public health crises, ranging from gun violence impacting our local community, to a vaping epidemic injuring our national community, to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic plaguing our global community. We’ll take a look back at these topics and more, inside this special 2020 Year In Review edition of CTSI Discovery Radio!