WIRED recently published this great infographic, detailing our HI-SEAS habitat. Thanks to Vincent Paul Ponthieux at Blue Planet Research, who designed and built the dome, for all your help.
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My most recent essay is about why an all-female Mars mission makes good economic sense. The upshot: women, on average, are smaller than men and require much less food. On a round-trip Mars mission, you’d want to bring your food with you, all … Continue reading
On April 15, the HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission will begin. I fly to Hawaii on April 7th. (San Francisco –>Honolulu –>Hilo) In the meantime, there’s so much to do! I’m still reporting a few non-Mars stories. I’m finalizing paperwork for my … Continue reading
Three leaves of kale on a small white plate, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette from a a pipette. The only fresh greenhouse grub eaten here in at least five years. Plastic electric candles at the dinner table. Yellow … Continue reading
This post describes the first EVA (extra-vehicular activity), in which three crew members explored the area surrounding the habitat while wearing simulated spacesuits. It’s hard to fully feel the true psychological weight of a simulated Mars mission until you put … Continue reading