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NASA is looking for volunteers to simulate life on Mars – El Financiero

This Friday, we bring you information about NASA’s call to simulate life on Mars, the fourth season of Weird things, and more.

NASA is looking for volunteers to simulate life on Mars

Want to emulate Matt Damon and spend a year pretending to be isolated on Mars? NASA has a job offer for you.

In order to prepare to send astronauts to the Red Planet in the future, the US space agency began accepting requests on Friday for four people to live for a year on Mars Alpha Dione. It’s a 158-square-meter Mars habitat, created by a 3D printer, and located inside a building at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.


Hired volunteers will work on a simulation mission to explore Mars that includes spacewalks, limited communications with Earth, limited food and resources, and equipment failures.

NASA has planned three of these experiments, the first of which will begin in the fall of next year. Food will be what is commonly served in the space, and the site is not planned to have windows at this time. You will grow some plants, but not potatoes like in the movie Martian. Damon played astronaut Mark Watney, who is stranded on Mars and lives on potatoes.

“We want to understand how humans performed in them,” said Grace Douglas, the scientist who led the experiments. “We are studying real-world situations on Mars.”

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The registration process started on Friday, but they’re not just looking for anyone. Requirements are stringent, and include a master’s degree in a scientific, engineering or mathematical field, or experience as an airline pilot. Only US citizens or people with permanent residence in the country can participate. Applicants must be between 30 and 55 years old, be in good health, not have diet problems, and not be prone to motion sickness.


Former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield points out that this shows that NASA is looking for people with features close to those of astronauts. According to him, this is a good thing, because it is a better experience if the participants are the same as the people who are already going to Mars.

The fourth season of Weird things It will be released in 2022

following Weird things, one of the most successful series on Netflix, will have to wait until 2022 to watch its fourth season, almost three years after the third series premiered. Filming for the new episodes began in February 2020, but had to be suspended the following month due to the coronavirus pandemic, although it resumed in September of that year, and this Friday, Netflix advanced 30 seconds into the new season. In the summer of 2019, Netflix confirmed that the third season of the series broke the audience record for the first show on its platform. The TV giant stated on its official Twitter account that 40.7 million accounts have watched the third season of Weird things In just four days.

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The following first offers for the virtual room at the Cineteca Nacional

Are you looking for weekend entertainment at home? The Cineteca Nacional de México invites you to his virtual room.

The theater is already up and running and among its upcoming premieres features the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film Another round by Thomas Vinterberg.

The restored Mexican film is also shown hidden river With Emilio “El Indio” Fernández, the French film “The Mystery of Mr. Pick” by Rémi Bezançon and the captivating Greek documentary Tomato hear Wagner by Mariana Economo.

On Saturdays and Sundays, there are children’s movie parties currently available April and the extraordinary world It will be presented soon dino. In the future they plan to showcase events, festivals and special functions of the virtual room.

The room, which opened in mid-June, works very simply: through the Cineteca website, you can enter the virtual room tab and follow the steps to purchase the ticket. After purchase, a unique access code is generated that can be taken directly from the Cineteca page and also sent via email to users.

The audience must call on time, although there are a few minutes of tolerance and breaks can be made, but films can only be watched two hours after the start of the function, as if it were in actual physical headquarters. Movies can be watched on computers, tablets, mobile phones or smart screens. Ticket costs 50 pesos per screen. Jobs are only available for Mexican territory.

Starting Friday, August 13, there will be 40 shows per day in the virtual room.

creators South Park Star in one of the richest deals in TV history

creators of South Park They have signed a new deal with ViacomCBS that will pay them more than $900 million over the next six years, one of the richest deals in television history.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone will use the money to create new episodes of “South Park” for Viacom’s Comedy Central network and to create several spin off As for the company’s Paramount + Streaming service, parties said Thursday. His first project under the new agreement will be a movie set in a world South Park Which will appear for the first time before the end of the year.

The agreement with Parker and Stone is the clearest sign yet of ViacomCBS’s growing commitment to Paramount+. The streaming service lags behind Netflix and Disney+, but it has added millions of subscribers since it changed its name in March. ViacomCBS is looking to add movies from South Park to accelerate its growth. The series remains the most popular TV show on Comedy Central.

Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of the MTV Entertainment Group, contacted Parker and Stone about expanding their deal with Comedy Central and securing programming for South Park This will be exclusive to Paramount +. The company’s current strategy is to use its greatest cable successes to attract customers to streaming services. Earlier this year, McCarthy signed a new contract with Taylor Sheridan, creator of the successful cable show “Yellowstone,” to create a spin-off that will air on Channel+ Paramount.

Maluma promises a more ambitious and “safer” tour in the post-pandemic world

Colombian artist Maluma said, Friday, in an interview with Effie, that the upcoming tour “Pape Guancho Maluma World Tour” by Colombian artist Maluma, is the most ambitious and “safe” in the new post-pandemic era. Get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Maluma said of the FTX Arena in Miami, where one of the tour’s 30 concerts will take place.

“It is important that they be vaccinated,” he stressed.

In order to create a “safe” experience, the artist and his team designed a stage that will be installed in the center of the venues where he will sing, including the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York and The Forum in Los Angeles.

“It’s an ideal configuration that allows us to adjust everything, and it depends on what happens,” he said, as they wait for some restrictions to be reimposed to contain the infection.

However, he was still convinced that it was time for live performances, “with kisses on stage and everything.”

In addition, he will officially introduce his new theme, sober, an urban song by Maluma, Edgar Parreira, Kevin Mauricio Cruz, Alejandro Robledo, Fili Andres Lima and Lenin Yorne Palacios, the video clip has racked up 37 million views in three weeks.

With information from AP, Bloomberg and Efe