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August 31, 2015
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HI-SEAS launches year-long isolation experiment to mimic life on Mars
Mauna Loa, Hawaii (UPI) Aug 29, 2015
Six scientists have begun a yearlong isolation experiment from within a small dome to mimic life on Mars. The latest Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission commenced Friday, Aug. 28, and is part of ongoing research at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, funded by NASA, to test the limits of long-duration space exploration. The team, including Sheyna Gifford, Tristan Bassingthewaighte, Carmel Johnston, Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux and Christiane Heinicke closed the d ... read more
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