SENSORIA 6 Mars Mission: Long Duration Mars Analog Simulations using Hexoskin

July 03, 2020

HI-SEAS (Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) is a Habitat on an isolated Mars-like site on the Mauna Loa side of the saddle area on the Big Island of Hawaii at approximately 8200 feet above sea level. HI-SEAS not only offers physical isolation but also geological and environmental similarities to Mars.

The Sensoria Mars Mission took place from January 4-18, 2020 in Hawaii, on the remote slopes of Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world, six scientists embarked on a novel "mission to Mars."

Analog astronaut missions place scientists and explorers in remote locations on Earth that physically resemble cosmic destinations like the moon and Mars. There, the researchers explore and perform research as if they were in space. This both generates important scientific data and informs space agencies about what it might be like to step foot on those far-off hostiles surfaces. 

The Sensoria program is unique for a number of reasons, but one that stands is that this is the first HI-SEAS crew to consist of all women. 

«There is an imperative to advance the female narrative within human space exploration and this high-visibility, high-impact mission places women squarely at the center of a shared vision for the future». Sensoria-6 Mars Mission. 

Congratulations to the SENSORIA Team for this great mission!

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