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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:56 PM

Scientists Will Live in a Dome for 8 Months to Simulate Mars

Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.

The four men and two women moved into their new simulated space home Thursday afternoon on Mauna Loa, settling into the vinyl-covered shelter of 1,200 square feet, or about the size of a small, two-bedroom home, for an eight-month stay.

They will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications with their support crew, or the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from Mars.

The NASA-funded project will study the psychological difficulties associated with living in isolated and confined conditions for an extended period.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/nasa-study-hawaii-paving-human-travel-mars-44877457

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Quackers Jan 2017 OP
doc03 Jan 2017 #1
hunter Jan 2017 #2
cstanleytech Jan 2017 #3
Javaman Jan 2017 #4
DetlefK Jan 2017 #5

Response to Quackers (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2017, 12:43 AM

1. With Trump as president life in a dome for 8 months with no

outside contact sounds very attractive.

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Response to Quackers (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2017, 01:59 AM

2. Click on an internet link...

... and wait at least forty minutes until the page loads, probably text-only.

Designing a huge digital library for mars explorers to take with them would be an interesting task.

The full English Wikipedia as of January 2017 has 5,331,380 articles, about 10 Terabytes uncompressed.

A mars mission would, of course, have at least as many reliable scientific and medical resources for martian researchers. (I wonder if publishers would waive their usual fees...)

I expect the entertainment library would have to be rather large too.

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Response to hunter (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 22, 2017, 02:18 PM

3. As long as it doesnt include Andromeda or season 2 - 5 of Earth Final Conflict as

no one deserves to suffer that much.

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Response to Quackers (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2017, 11:04 AM

4. and only one comes out!!! nt

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Tue Jan 24, 2017, 08:16 AM

5. I would volunteer for the biodome... as long as Kylie Minogue is also in there.

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