Dispatches from Mars (on Mauna Loa)

April 19th, 2013
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With the news being dominated by the latest reports on the Boston bombing and suspects manhunt, you may want to read something to take your mind off the awful events of this past week. In times like this, you might even wish you could live on another planet or in a capsule isolated from earthly disasters and tragedies.

As I mentioned in my last post about Henk Rogers, there's an experimental living project happening on the Big Island that just started on Monday. A crew of six hand-picked volunteers are spending the next four months in a faux space capsule on Mauna Loa to simulate living on Mars. The main focus is to test different foods since eating the same prepackaged rations could get pretty monotonous, especially when you're cooped up in confined quarters for a lengthy period.

Anyhow, here's a link to one of the first dispatches that appeared in The Economist. Why isn't our own local news media covering this story?

You can also find out more about the project by going to the HI-SEAS website and following their blogs and Tweets.

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