year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

Six NASA scientists began year-long isolation mission to simulate life on Mars, in a dome atop Mauna Loa in Hawaii.

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Scientists began their 365-day stay in the solar-powered dome, to simulate conditions for man on Mars, to learn what astronauts would meet while living on Mars

The will live inside the dome 365 days without fresh air, food or privacy, and they must wear their spacesuit when they what to go out for a walk.

Scientists began year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

Six scientists are: Sheyna Gifford, Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Carmel Johnston, Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux and Christiane Heinicke

Architect Tristan Bassingthwaighte said at his LinkedIn page:

“He will be studying architectural methods for creating a more habitable environment and increasing our capability to live in the extreme environments of Earth and other worlds.”

isolation in a dome to simulate life on Mars

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