Dr. Darlene Lim, NASA Ames Research Center geobiologist and Principal Investigator of the BASALT (Biological Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) Research Program, will speak at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo on Thursday evening, Nov. 3 to give an exciting look at how NASA plans to conduct a manned mission on Mars. Dr. Lim will highlight the work of the BASALT program, which involves simulated Mars missions on the rugged lava terrain of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The terrain will serve as a prime research location for understanding the early Martian landscape. PISCES has been selected to be part of the elite research team in the BASALT program conducting vital tests and simulations in preparation for a real mission to the Red Planet.

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 3 @ 6 p.m.
  • Where: Science & Technology Bldg. 108, University of Hawai`i at Hilo

Presented in association with the UH-Hilo Physics & Astronomy Department and the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.