NASA Mars Mission Simulation Ends After 8 Months

Six astronauts spent about 8 months in a simulated Mars mission in an airtight dome on a Hawaii volcano. They just felt the fresh air again for the first time in nearly a year: “When we first walked out the door, it was scary not to have a suit on,” said Dunn, 27, a doctoral candidate at Purdue University. “We’ve been pretending for so long.” The dome’s volcanic location, silence and its simulated airlock seal provided an atmosphere similar to space. Looking out the dome’s porthole windows, Read more […]