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  • Meet the Jewish woman getting ready to live on Mars

    Patricia Corrigan|Oct 2, 2015

    (Jewish News weekly of Northern California via JTA)-Dr. Sheyna Gifford-a Jewish medical doctor, science journalist, astrophysics researcher and space enthusiast-is preparing to live on Mars. Gifford, 36, will join five other crew members in the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat for a simulated space mission to Mars, slated to launch on Friday, Aug. 28. For the next 365 days, she and the others will be isolated inside a geodesic dome that's 36 feet in...