Aug 22, 2016

Yearlong simulation of Mars on Mauna Loa is coming to an end

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Hmmm; I did know that the early day astronauts did practice the moon walk near one of the volcanoes in Hawaii.

Since August last year, six scientists have been living isolated from the outside world 8,200 feet up a dormant volcano in Hawaii. Confined to a dome 11 metre wide with a living area of about 1,000 square feet, the team is only allowed to venture outside when wearing NASA spacesuits, just like future astronauts on Mars will have to do.

It is the fourth and longest mission by the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog Simulation (HI-SEAS).

‘The longer each mission becomes, the better we can understand the risks of space travel,’ Kim Binsted, HI-SEAS principal investigator, said at mission launch in August 2015.

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