It’s been a few weeks since the completion of HI-SEAS 2013. I’m now back at home in San Francisco and readjusting to life on Earth. So far it’s consisted of weddings, numerous meals and drinks with friends, ocean swims, bike … Continue reading
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Tomorrow evening, we go into the dome. Check out my first post on Discover about the mission: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/fieldnotes/?p=9#.UWtwhSt4aqw I’ll be blogging a bit for The Economist as well as Discover. During the mission, all my posts will be available on hi-seas.org. … Continue reading
Today the TED blog highlighted the HI-SEAS mission and our crew commander (and TED fellow) Angelo Vermeulen. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A: What will the HI-SEAS simulation be investigating and teaching us? The Mars simulation we’re setting up is … Continue reading
In January, the HI-SEAS crew had a test-run of sorts. We took part in a two-week simulated Mars mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), just outside Hanksville, Utah. The purpose was to test protocols for our main food … Continue reading
Surprisingly hand-crafted. Outside: a buffed zinc outer unit. Inside: a motor spins a blower wheel at a rate of 20,000 revolutions per minute. See video below.