According to foreign media reports, NASA Mars life simulation project for up to a year which ended today, this is the third time NASA Mars life simulations, is also one of the longest, the results will provide valuable reference for future trip to Mars.
This experimental project called HI-SEAS (space simulation of Hawaii, Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation), a total of 6 volunteers, including 1 France an astrobiologist, 1 Germany physicist, the remaining 4 were Americans, respectively, astronauts, architects, doctors and journalists, as well as soil scientists.
Had just completed one year experiment 6 volunteers, from: Engadget DKNY case for iPhone 6 plus
Last August 29, 6 Volunteers came to the north slope of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii poor, which no animal, sparse vegetation, and is very similar to the Martian landscape.
In the north slope of Mauna Loa volcano, they live in a dome, the dome diameter is 36 feet (11 meters) high and 20 feet (6 meters). Volunteers live in dome, almost cut off from the outside world, they can only communicate via email and communication time deliberately delayed 20 minutes, to simulate a signal from Mars to Earth real transmission conditions. Team members can leave the dome, but it must be put on heavy space suits.
Inside the dome, from: Engadget DKNY iPhone plus
Dome survival supplies are very limited, once every 4 months supply of food, water supply once every 2 months. Team also carried out a series of possible emergency simulations, including power outages, tool damage, strong waves forced the evacuation.
It is learnt that some independent filmmakers have begun interviewing volunteers, will be named "red heaven" (Red Heaven) documentaries for ordinary volunteers in "MARS" on daily life.