The AMADEE-18 mission team will simulate human, robotic surface mission on Mars in the magnificient desert of the Sultanate of Oman. In Innsbruck in the heart of the Austrian Alps up to 50 support team members will coordinate the AMADEE-18 mission. Researchers from 25 different nations unite to study operations, engineering challenges and the science of humans in their quest for traces of life on the Red Planet in this field campaign. We are getting closer. Closer to Mars.