The Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, a prototype Mars habitat module, is being assembled on Devon Island in the Arctic for a three-week shakedown test before becoming fully operational next year. The $1.3 million Mars habitat module, funded by the Mars Society with contributions from the Discovery Channel and other commercial sponsors, will be located at the 20km (12 mile)-diameter Haughton Crater, which is analogous to craters on Mars. The base will be used by Arctic scientists who have previously operated from temporary structures.

Source: Flight International