Tomorrow evening, we go into the dome. Check out my first post on Discover about the mission: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/fieldnotes/?p=9#.UWtwhSt4aqw I’ll be blogging a bit for The Economist as well as Discover. During the mission, all my posts will be available on hi-seas.org. … Continue reading
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Today the TED blog highlighted the HI-SEAS mission and our crew commander (and TED fellow) Angelo Vermeulen. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A: What will the HI-SEAS simulation be investigating and teaching us? The Mars simulation we’re setting up is … Continue reading
In January, the HI-SEAS crew had a test-run of sorts. We took part in a two-week simulated Mars mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), just outside Hanksville, Utah. The purpose was to test protocols for our main food … Continue reading
Surprisingly hand-crafted. Outside: a buffed zinc outer unit. Inside: a motor spins a blower wheel at a rate of 20,000 revolutions per minute. See video below.
I’ve set up a Tumblr for our 2012 trip from Nashville to San Francisco. We’re taking the long route. We will be visiting friends and family. I will be swimming in 11 states and posting pictures, video, observations, background research, interviews, and … Continue reading