Team completes Mars simulation
Six scientists who lived under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.
The crew stepped outside the dome that’s 8,000 feet up the slopes of Mauna Loa to feel fresh air on their skin. Itwas their first time to leave without wearing a spacesuit.
The scientists are part of a human-performance study funded by NASA that tracked how they worked together as a team. They were monitored by surveillance cameras, body movement trackers and electronic surveys.
Crew member Jocelyn Dunn said it felt great to have the sensation of wind onher skin. She said the first thing she wanted to do was go for a swim.