Record-setting space travel simulation gets underway. Six astronaut-like crew members said their final good byes on October 15, 2014 as they entered an isolated domed habitat for eight months, for the longest space travel simulation conducted on U.S. soil.
Sophie Milam and Neil Scheibelhut have been selected to join the crew of the next Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission. Starting October 15, the team of six crew members will be isolated in their dome habitat on Mauna Loa for eight months.
A group of UH Hilo alumni take a field trip to Hakalau Natural Wildlife Refuge and the kīpuka systems along Saddle Road to learn about native bird and rain forest conservation.