The Mission Support group plays a key role in supporting each year's expedition. This group of dedicated volunteers, typically headquartered in Colorado, serve as an interface between the crew and the outside world, much in the way a future group on Earth will support a real crew on Mars. Mission Support relays messages between the crew, member of the media, and scientists and researchers throughout the world. They receive daily reports on the crew's progress and assist the crew in troubleshooting systems as needed throughout the course of the expedition.