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

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Reciprocities: the earth - space continuum
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Of spacesuits and other "dress codes" for space
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Dream big or how to launch a career into space
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Exploring the peripheries of outer space
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Life in the COVID-19 pandemic
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Amphibious living - building for fish and extending humans with gills
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Our future is here
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Thinking from the ocean
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Vast Oceanscapes / Of fish, humans and other creatures
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Beyond the shore and below the surface

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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