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Big Island crew nears completion of simulated Mars mission

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Six crew members hit the midway point of their eight-month mission on May 19. They entered the geodesic dome in January atop Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii for a research study of human behavior and performance.

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Six crew members hit the midway point of their eight-month mission on May 19. They entered the geodesic dome in January atop Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii for a research study of human behavior and performance.

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    The crew members are Joshua Ehrlich, left, Laura Lark, Payler, Brian Ramos, James Bevington and Ansley Barnard.

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Above, Samuel Payler in simulated zero gravity.

On Sunday, the latest six-member crew to help show how a journey to Mars might work will step into Mauna Loa’s cool, fresh air after spending eight months confined in a dome-like tent there. Read more

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