6 Scientists Just Spent A Year On Simulated Mars. Here’s What They Learned

6 Scientists Just Spent A Year On Simulated Mars. Here’s What They Learned
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HONOLULU, Hawaii ― Sending humans to Mars presents enormous challenges, from the technological to the psychological. Perhaps no one understands the mental test better than the team of international scientists who just spent a year living inside an isolated, Mars-like habitat atop Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. Sheyna Gifford, chief medical and safety officer of the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration and Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS, told The Huffington Post that the biggest challenges came from a “sense of helplessness.” When things went wrong on Earth, whether it was a terrorist attack, flooding in Louisiana or a family member’s death, “trying to find a way to help from here is very difficult”…

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