HI-SEAS IV Mars Simulation Mission Completed

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“We’re proud to be helping NASA reduce or remove the barriers to long-duration space exploration.” ICS Professor Kim Binsted, HI-SEAS Principal Investigator (Photo: UH-News)

Six crew members exited from the Mars simulation habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island after a one year mission.

The Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project is an international collaborative research program run by he University of Hawaiʻi. ICS Professor Kim Binsted is the project’s Principal Investigator.  Studies such as this help NASA understand more about long-duration missions and will inform their astronaut selection process and support strategy.

“It’s really exciting to be able to welcome the crew back to Earth and back to Hawaiʻi after a year on Mars,” Binsted said.

The HI-SEAS project is currently recruiting for the next mission!

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HI-SEAS Mission IV crew (front row), researchers and support team. (Photo: UH-News)