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Welcome Cosmic Girls by Habitat Marte space analog station



Habitat Marte Space Analog Station Supporting the Cosmic Girls Program



The Habitat Marte space analog station, located in the semi-arid region of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, is an innovative research and educational facility that simulates Martian conditions to prepare for future Mars missions. It provides a platform for scientific research, technology testing, and human factors studies. The Cosmic Girls Program, an initiative designed to inspire and educate young women in the fields of space science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), collaborates with Habitat Marte to offer unique experiential learning opportunities.

More about Cosmic Girls:


 Objectives of the Collaboration:

1. Encouragement of Women in STEM: Inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM fields by providing hands-on experiences related to space exploration.

2. Education and Training: Offer educational programs that cover various aspects of space science and analog research.

3. Research Opportunities: Provide participants with opportunities to conduct scientific research in a simulated Mars environment.

4. Skill Development: Enhance participants' technical, scientific, and teamwork skills through practical activities and projects.




1. Space Analog Virtual Missions:

Participants of Cosmic Girls Program will have free registration.

Interested candidates contact Prof. Julio Rezende: +5584999818160 (Whatsapp). Request full information about the next space analog virtual missions.

Inscription must be done in this form: 

Dates of space analog virtual missions:

June, 16th-31st, 2024 - 55th Years of Moon landing

July, 16th-31st, 2024 - Mars simulation mission

October, 5th-13th, 2024 - Moon mission

November, 2nd-10th, 2024 - Mars mission

It is necessary contact professor Julio Rezende and request the info about the next virtual missions, because the virtual missions are not regularly offered.

2. In-person Space Analog missions:

Our space analog in-person missions during 2024 are:

July, 20th -23rd  2024:  US$ 720   -4 days/sols

August, 12th -21ST  2024:  US$ 1800  -10 days/sols

September, 24th –  28th  2024:  US$ 900  -5 days/sols

November, 18th -22nd  2024: US$ 900  -5 days/sols

Participants of Cosmic Girls Program presents 20% discount. This missions happens in Brazilian semiarid.

Interested candidates contact Prof. Julio Rezende: +5584999818160 (Whatsapp). Request full information about.

Inscription must be done in this form: 

3. Hands-On Research Projects: remote research can be done in Habitat Marte and Lunar Habitat connected with all areas of study. 

Interested researchers to apply research must contact Prof. Julio Rezende: +5584999818160 (Whatsapp). Request full information about. Apply your research! 

Some areas of research:

- Bioregenerative Life Support Systems: Research on growing food and recycling resources within a closed-loop system.

- Human Factors and Psychology: Studies on the effects of isolation and confinement on mental health and team dynamics.


4. Mentorship and Networking:

See possibilities of Mentorship with professor Julio Rezende.+5584999818160 (Whatsapp). Request full information about. Free of charge.

The Habitat Marte mentorship program presents a series of structured meetings to cover various important aspects with the topics for each encounter:


1. Initial Meeting: Introduction and Goal Setting

   - Objective: Establish rapport, understand the mentee's background, and set clear goals for the mentorship program.

   - Topics:

     - Introduction of mentor and mentee

     - Mentee’s academic and professional background

     - Mentee’s short-term and long-term goals

     - Overview of the mentorship process and expectations

     - Initial questions and concerns from the mentee


2. Meeting 2: Self-Assessment and Skill Gap Analysis

   - Objective: Identify the mentee’s strengths and areas for improvement.

   - Topics:

     - Self-assessment exercises

     - Discussion on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis)

     - Identification of key skill gaps

     - Prioritization of skills to develop


3. Meeting 3: Developing a Learning Plan

   - Objective: Create a personalized learning and development plan.

   - Topics:

     - Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals

     - Selecting relevant resources (courses, books, articles, etc.)

     - Creating a timeline for achieving these goals

     - Identifying milestones and checkpoints


4. Meeting 4: Methodology and Research Techniques and Professional Development and Networking

   - Objective: Enhance the mentee’s understanding of research methodologies and techniques.

   - Topics:

     - Overview of qualitative and quantitative research methods

     - Data collection techniques

     - Data analysis and interpretation

     - Ethical considerations in research

     - Writing a research proposal


5. Meeting 5: Preparing for the Future

   - Objective: Prepare the mentee for future challenges and opportunities.

   - Topics:

     - Career planning and goal setting for the next 1-5 years

     - Identifying potential career paths and opportunities

     - Discussing potential obstacles and strategies to overcome them

     - Creating a personal development plan

     - Final reflections and future mentorship opportunities


This series of meetings provides a structured approach to mentorship, covering essential aspects such as goal setting, skill development, research methodology, professional growth, and future planning. Adjustments can be made based on the specific needs and goals of the mentee. Regular feedback and open communication are crucial throughout the process to ensure the mentee's development and success.

It is necessary contact professor Julio Rezende and request the info about the schedule (day/time) for mentorship: 5584999818160 (Whatsapp).

 Outcomes and Benefits:

- Increased STEM Participation: Enhanced interest and participation of young women in STEM fields.

- Real-World Experience: Practical, hands-on experience that complements academic learning and prepares participants for future careers.

- Research Contributions: Valuable contributions to ongoing research in space science and analog studies.

- Empowerment and Confidence: Increased confidence and empowerment for young women through achievement and skill development.


 Future Directions:

- Expansion of the Program: Increase the number of participants and extend the program's reach to more regions and communities.

- Collaborations: Develop partnerships with international space agencies, universities, and research institutions.

- Advanced Research Projects: Initiate more complex and interdisciplinary research projects that align with real-world space mission objectives.

- Long-Term Impact Assessment: Monitor and evaluate the long-term impact of the program on participants' educational and career paths.


The collaboration between Habitat Marte and the Cosmic Girls Program exemplifies a powerful initiative to engage and empower young women in the field of space exploration. By providing immersive, hands-on experiences and fostering a supportive community, this program not only contributes to the advancement of space science but also promotes diversity and inclusion in STEM.

This conditions are available until the end of 2024.





Prof. Julio Rezende

Whatsapp: +5584999818160


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