NASA is currently rehearsing to prepare for the manned mission to Mars. However, some experts are worried if the Journey to Mars will proceed due to the newly elected president and his stance on space exploration programs.
Participants of HI-SEAS Mars simulation program will be working in isolation while wearing a new mars suits designed by students of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Hawaii is a conducive place for Martian simulation as proven by a recently concluded year-long simulation inside a humongous dome on a Hawaiian mountain. But it looks like Hawaii is not only suitable for simulating the isolated Martian condition but also as a training ground for the search for alien life.
Hi-SEAS in Hawaii just finished its yearlong Mars simulation that includes the isolation of six scientists within a dome.