A Day in the Life of a Fake Astronaut [Video]

By Kate Greene | June 21, 2013 11:27 am

This is the tenth in a series of reports from the HI-SEAS simulated Mars mission. Read others in the series here.

This week, I’ve put together an audio slideshow to give you a sense of what it’s like to live inside this simulated Mars habitat. We’ve been working, eating, exercising, filling out surveys and sleeping in this enclosed space for two months now.

Last Saturday we hit the halfway point in the mission. Less than two more months to go!

You can get more information about the HI-SEAS mission and the experiments I mention in the slideshow at hi-seas.org.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Mars on Earth, Select
  • Carolyn Smith

    I had the opportunity to ask an astronaut about the mission to mars, she told me that it wasn’t likely until 2020 and then some. And so I really like this simulation. Thanks, from a helpful assistant building the space shuttle and other stuff.


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About Kate Greene

Kate Greene is a San Francisco-based science and technology journalist whose work has appeared in Discover magazine, The Economist, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. She is presently a crewmember of HI-SEAS (Hawaiian space Exploration Analog and Simulation), a 120-day simulated Mars mission, during which she will live on the rocky slopes of the Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa inside a two-story dome, eating astronaut food. As a kid, she wanted to be an astronaut. Gastronaut’s not bad either. Her Internet home is kategreene.net.


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