HI-SEAS Information and Guidelines for Inquiries:
As NASA’s longest Earth-based Mars simulation, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaii Space Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) has generated a considerable amount of interest and outreach requests from members of the media and educators from all over the world. HI-SEAS is committed to public education and would like to respond to every inquiry. Because of the ongoing mission and research, and the high volume of inquiries, the HI-SEAS crew and support staff may be unable to respond right away or accommodate every request. Thank you for your understanding and please consider the following before submitting a request.
This is a simulated Mars mission (sMars)
- The mission is designed so that there are only six people on sMars.
- During the mission, the crew members cannot interact with any human beings outside of the six simulated astronauts on the current mission
- The crew is only able to communicate through email and file drop and there is a 20 minute delay to simulate space travel
- There are no phones or Skype
- The only time the crew can leave the habitat is for short periods of time in simulation spacesuits. During that time they cannot be recorded or observed.
- While the crew cannot give real-time interviews, crew members do have the capability to film the following activities:
- Personal interviews
- Research activities
- Missions outside of the habitat in the simulation spacesuits
- The crew cannot film proprietary research, sensitive crew research, staged events, and anything that could compromise security and/or violate crew privacy
- Proprietary research and crew research are being conducted during the mission that will provide valuable information in the planning of future human-centered Mars mission.
- Proprietary research cannot be discussed until it is published
- Crew research can only be discussed in general terms
- Permission must be received to film around the habitat because it is in a restricted area. This will done on a case-by-case basis, depending on weather, ground-support availability and the purpose of the visit.
- Photographs and film taken during the HI-SEAS mission are copyrighted material. If you are interested in acquiring permission to use images/video footage, please inquire via the Media Contact Form.
- Please submit questions and requests for written, audio and video material through the form provided in the link below. Most of the HI-SEAS materials created are public domain and available for use upon request.
- Please utilize the outreach section of the HI-SEAS website. Resources include a pre-made lesson plan and the HI-SEAS YouTube channel with free educational videos.
- Please contact us via the Media Contact Form for more information and please let us know if HI-SEAS is or will be included in your curriculum.
Once again, thank you for your interest in HI-SEAS and for helping spread the word about this amazing program. We are laying the foundation for a trip to Mars and beyond that will hopefully inspire a new generations to dream about going to where no one has gone before.