Mouse-Only Space Station First Step To Colonizing Mars

Jul 11, 2016 at 4:58 PM ET

Hard to believe this hasn’t already been the subject of a Pixar film: NASA’s MiceHab concept would fill a space station with several generations of mice in order to study how their development is affected by low gravity. The goal of the project is to get a sense of how other mammals, like, say, humans, might be affected by conditions on Mars.