An­other crew to en­ter dome this month

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

An­other crew will live in iso­la­tion in a dome on the flank of Mauna Loa start­ing later this month as a NASA-funded Mars mis­sion sim­u­la­tion en­ters an­other phase.

The lat­est Hawaii Space Ex­plo­ration Ana­log and Sim­u­la­tion crew will con­sist of six mem­bers who will live in the dome for eight months. They are only al­lowed to ven­ture out­side in space­suits.

Their sim­u­lated mis­sion be­gins Jan. 19.

HI-SEAS, which is op­er­ated by the Univer­sity of Hawaii at Manoa, has gone through four other sim­u­la­tions, in­clud­ing a year­long mis­sion that ended last Au­gust.

The lat­est sim­u­la­tion will fo­cus on hu­man be­hav­ior and per­for­mance, UH-Manoa said.

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