Was announced during Campus Party Natal-Brazil, that happened in Natal at August , 17th, 2019, the partnership of Habitat Marte and Final Frontier Design. The partnership is in the area of education, technology and popularization of space.
Final Frontier Design was founded in 2010 on the winnings of NASA's Astronaut Glove Challenge, with the goal of developing safety garments to enable human travel to space. Since then, theu have regularly contracted with NASA and private industry to better equip humans in extreme environments. More information about the company can be found at: http://www.finalfrontierdesign.com.
Habitat Marte was created to develop activites of education and research related to Science, Space, Sustainability, Technology, Engineering, Math (S3TEM). Because of the water scarcity, the Brazilian Mars research station operates Intravehicular Activities (IVA) and Extravehicular Activities (EVA), occurring different kinds of research and operations. Habitat Marte started as a project from the Industrial Engineering Department of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) accepting graduate and post-graduate students from Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Physics and Geology and other courses. The first Mars simulation mission in Brazil, at the Habitat Mars research station, was held from December 8th to 10th, 2017. The first team to conduct the Mars analog research mission at Habitat Marte was composed of three undergraduates and a UFRN professor. Until August 2019 happened 20 mission with different goals. More information about Habitat Marte can be found at: www.HabitatMarte.com.