VIDEO: Six scientists — including two UH Hilo alumni — emerge from eight-month Mars simulation

The crew of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project lived in an isolated dome habitat on Mauna Loa since last October.

Crew of six in red shirts jumps up in the air with arms held high.
The crew leaps for joy moments after emerging from eight months in an isolated dome habitat on Mauna Loa.

On Saturday, six crew members finished an eight-month simulated Mars mission on Mauna Loa. The crew of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project, who lived in an isolated dome habitat since last Oct., includes University of Hawai‘i at Hilo alumni Sophie Milam  and Neil Scheibelhut. Principle investigator is Kim Binsted, an associate professor of information and computer sciences at UH Mānoa.

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