HI-SEAS would like to thank Brian Shiro for writing a great post about our pre-mission orientation week.

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What would you do in your last week on Earth before embarking on an extended voyage to Mars? You would probably spend it taking care of last minute packing, studying up on your destination, eating good meals, and enjoying your remaining time with family and friends. That’s exactly what the crew of the 2013 HI-SEAS mission did during the past week, which I had privilege of sharing with them. Today they locked themselves away in a remote habitat on Mauna Loa to simulate a four-month stay on Mars.

Click on the link to Brian’s website to continue reading: Orientation to HI-SEAS