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Do you have what it takes to go on a space mission to the Red Planet?

You'll live for many months in a tight space, with very little privacy. You'll need great patience and a sense of humor, because you'll have to get along with the same people for months without a break. You'll need to follow detailed instructions without complaint. But you'll also need to make quick, independent decisions because once you reach Mars, you'll face countless problems no human has ever seen before.

Think you can handle it? Take this quiz to find out!

Rate your answer to each question. When you're done, click the button to find out your score.

Number 01 Your entire life would be strictly scheduled: work, exercise, and even sleep all planned out in advance. How well can you handle a relentless schedule? 1
I need to take breaks
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3
I can get used to it
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5
I'm always very organized
Number 01 In space, attention to detail can mean the difference between life and death. Would you panic when your personal safety is on the line? 1
I'm already freaking out
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3
I might drop the ball
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5
I'm calm under pressure
Number 01 You'll have almost no contact with your family and friends for more than a year. How would you deal with the separation? 1
I'd miss them too much
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3
They'd be in my thoughts
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5
I'll see them when I get back
Number 01 Living in almost no gravity can cause nausea, disorientation, and extreme discomfort. Could you endure motion sickness for months on end? 1
I get seasick in the bathtub
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3
It would be distracting
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5
I'll work through it
Number 01 Even after working 15 hours, you might have to respond to an emergency. Can you function efficiently when you're tired? 1
I need my rest
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3
With lots and lots of sugar
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5
Important work keeps me focused
Number 01 Astronauts keep clean with dry shampoo and baby wipes. Could you give up bathing for over a year? 1
I get itchy imagining it
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3
I'd try not to get dirty
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5
Think of the time saved!
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