One of the world's wealthiest nations has announced that they're underway in creating a simulated Mars colony in the deserts of Dubai.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a project called the Mars Science City. It will cover almost 2 million square feet, and include space for a team to live for up to a year.
The effort is part of a the Emirates Mars Mission, which hopes to have colonies on Mars established by 2117. Feel free to sit tight until then!
Read all about the Earth-based Martian colony in the UAE at News Atlas.