The mission of the crew to Mars may be far away, but researchers, however, are preparing for the preparation. One of the best ways to prepare is to train scientists and test new technologies in some of Earth's most similar places on Mars, simulating the experience as much as possible [1
Haughton crater on the hill View
Haughton-Mars project base camp
Background Brown Planning: Ancient lake
Haughton crater on the Breccia rocks  A new Google Earth tour to Devon Island and NASA is called Mars on Earth. She illustrates – by virtue of the actual story – how the Devon Island looks like a "wonderful desolation" of Mars. Please note that Google Earth is optimized for Chrome Google and may not work with other browsers.
According to Pascal Lee, HMS Director at Ames Research Center:
We are delighted to have this new partnership with Google Project Haughton-Mars and the release of these products. They allow us to share some of the wonders of the world with the world, similar to the place and fieldwork we do.
Google captured its image in August 2018 when it took part in the summer campaign of the HMP 2018 as a new partner in education and the public.
The team also produced a 10-minute documentary entitled "Mars on Earth: A Visit to Devon Island," shot in HD using the Google Pixel 3 Smartphone. The film gives an overview of the work of the Haughton-Mars pilot project (HMPRS) during the 10 days The documentary also includes research on flight tests and research on NASA's Mars Mercury Reusable Flyer (MERF), an experimental Mars exploration aircraft, developed at the NASA Research Center in Langley, Virginia. As Katya Minitsenko, the team leader of Google noted:
We were very enthralled by the opportunity to see the work of planetary scientists on the island of Devon. Now, we're excited to share the results of our time on the world's largest uninhabited island with Google users.
See the movie here:
According to Bill Diam, President and CEO of SETI Institute:
This is a new partnership between Google and the NASA Haughton-Mars project, one of many Innovative research projects at the SETI Institute is an excellent example of how private industry and non-profit organizations can be united to promote science, intelligence, education and the public. Stay tuned in the near future.
The Haughton-Mars project, by the way, is based on the Haughton Crater of Devon Island, a 12-mile (20 km) meteorite crater and the surrounding landscape. The leading international research project of the Mars analogue, HMP has conducted numerous field studies during its 22-year history. Places such as Devon Island, or the Atacama Desert in Chile, are closest to Mars, as extremely dry conditions on Earth, almost without vegetation, precipitation or other humidity. Therefore, they are ideal places to carry out experiments and prepare for future human missions.
Outcome: The partnership between NASA and Google provides new and innovative ways to not only test for the human exploration of Mars, but also share adventure with the general public.
Via SETI Institute