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[VIDEO] Mock Mars mission tests crew cohesion

simulated space walk

They emerged from their habitat one after the other—and stood as a crew one last time. The five crew members felt the sun and breeze on their faces for the first time in four months. And they indulged in all the fresh food they could eat. The crew members spent 120 days in this dome-shaped habitat on Mauna Loa on ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Crew cohesion focus of second Mars simulation mission

HI-SEAS Mission 2 Crew

A new space odyssey began tonight as the six crew members of the new Hawai‘i Space Exploration and Analog Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission entered their remote habitat on the first night of a four-month-long journey. Under a dark night sky on Mauna Loa, commander Casey Stedman closed the simulated air lock behind the crew, sealing the habitat and cutting off all ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Kim Binsted and Brian Shiro on ThinkTech Hawaii

Jay Fidell and Brian Shiro

NASA has awarded $1.2 million to the Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program to continue its work studying the human factors that contribute to astronaut crew function and performance during long-duration space travels, such as those anticipated for a manned mission to Mars. UH Mānoa associate professor Kim Binsted and graduate student Brian Shiro discussed this research and ... Read More »

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