Challenger Center for Space Science Education is working in cooperation with the Mars Institute to host the project "Earth as a Classroom for Exploring other Worlds". The project takes place July 16-20, 2007, from Devon Island in the Arctic Circle.

Devon Island, a dry polar desert environment similar to Mars, is situated 800 miles from the North Pole and is the location of a large ancient meteorite impact, Haughton Crater. The Haughton-Mars Project, established in 1996, is a research platform for simulating space exploration on other worlds.

Former astronauts William Readdy and...

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