HI-SEAS mission: These guys just spent a year on Mars (sort of):
--- That's been the experience of a NASA-funded team who have just emerged from a solar-powered dome habitat after a year spent simulating life on the red planet.
-- On the mission were a soil scientist, an astrobiologist, a physicist, an aerospace engineer, a doctor/journalist, and an architect.
1. a round roof with a circular base;
2. a thing or a building shaped like a dome;
3. a sports stadium whose roof is shaped like a dome;
the industry of building aircraft, vehicles and equipment to be sent into space;