HI-SEAS Part II – Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation – Marssimulation

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Space Specials
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30:01 Min.
Encounters with Spacewalkers (Part 1)
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30:04 Min.
New space economies
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30:01 Min.
Going to the moon with ARTEMIS
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Space movies: between fact and fiction
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30:01 Min.
Testing to live. Being in space.
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30:01 Min.
Humans in space
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28:00 Min.
Habitats on moon and Mars built from local material
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Scale - how big is space
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28:00 Min.
Time dilation in space/flight
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28:01 Min.
Rituals of human space exploration

HI-SEAS Part II – http://hi-seas.org

Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Interview of 4 crew members in the simulation half-way through the mission.

The NASA Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate has identified a number of risks associated with long-term human space exploration. Many of these can be fruitfully investigated in an Earth-bound analog environment – that is, somewhere on Earth that is similar to the target space environment in relevant ways. HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) is a planetary surface exploration analog site at ~8500 feet on the Mauna Loa side of the saddle area on the Big Island of Hawaii. HI-SEAS is funded for its first season of operation by a grant from the NASA Human Research Program, for research focusing on new forms of food and new food preparation strategies for long-term space exploration. This first mission will involve six astronaut-like (in terms of education, experience, and attitude) crewmembers living in the habitat for 120 days under Mars-exploration conditions (e.g. with communication latencies and blackouts, in close quarters, under strict water-use rules etc.). The crew has been selected from over 700 applicants, and the 120-day simulated mission is scheduled to begin in early 2013.

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