What it’s like to spend 8 months on a fake Mars mission

What it’s like to spend 8 months on a fake Mars mission

Last weekend, a group of six people emerged from a white dome on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, feeling the fresh outside air for the first time in eight monthsThis was the crew of HI-SEAS— an experiment simulating what it might be like to live on Mars for an extended period of time.

 
 
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Run by the University of Hawaii, the analogue mission is funded by NASA, to learn what it takes for people to live together in a confined space for months.

For the experiment, crews lived in a white dome in Hawaii for eight months, working together on projects and simulating a deep space expedition.

Crew members were not allowed to leave the habitat, unless they were wearing a space suit.Crew members were not allowed to leave the habitat,……

 
 

 

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