PISCES Logistics and EPO Manager John Hamilton is seen here with members of NASA’s BASALT project in Idaho’s Craters of the Moon park. 

PISCES Logistics and EPO Manager John Hamilton returned to Hawaii recently after a week of participating in NASA’s BASALT project. 

BASALT, short for Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains, consists of an international team of scientists, engineers, mission operators, and astronauts who are laying the groundwork for the human-robotic exploration of Mars.

This past week the team, including Hamilton and University of Hawaii at Hilo student Colin Milovsoroff, was stationed in Idaho at the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. While in the park they tested time-delay simulation techniques that will help predict how astronauts may communicate on Mars.

Follow this link for more information about the project.