The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) welcomed the HI-SEAS participants on Aug. 28.
A group of scientists who have spent a year in isolation atop of Mauna Loa emerged into the public eye on Aug. 28.
The six scientists participating in the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) experiment made history this weekend when they became the first to successfully endure a yearlong Mars simulation.
The six members in the project include Tristan Bassingthwaighte, crew architecture; Cyprien Verseux, crew biologist; Andrzej Stewart, chief engineering officer; Sheyna E. Gifford, chief medical and safety officer and journalist; Christiane, chief scientific officer and crew physicist; Carmel Johnston, crew commander.
The University of Hawai’i operated the NASA-funded study under the investigation of PISCES’ board member Dr. Kim Binsted. Dr. Binsted is a professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawai’i and a co-investigator at the UH-NASA Astrobiology Institute. She joined the PISCES’ board in July.
During the study, each scientist focused on various projects while learning to ration and coexist harmoniously.
Congrats to everyone involved with the project! For more information visit www.hi-seas.org.