MAUNA LOA (BIVN) – One year after sequestering themselves in a geodesic dome on the slopes of a Hawaii Island volcano, the six crew members of the Mars simulation mission emerged to cheers and media cameras.
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For 365 days, the Martian-like environment at the 8,200 foot level of Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island served as home for six scientists participating in the fourth University of Hawaii at Manoa Space Exploration and Simulation, or HI-SEAS project. The exercise was conducted with time delays built in to mimic the distance between Mars and Earth. Scientists had to wear bulky spacesuits each time they left the specially constructed geodesic dome they called home. As in previous HI-SEAS projects, the research focused on crew member cohesion and performance.
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