Author Archives: wilsonzak
With less than a week to go we are starting to pack up all our stuff. As part of that I put all the parts that I’ve printed and aren’t being used out on the table today and let my crew mates pick though them. As of today I’ve printed 715 indivisual pieces and many […]
I’m the only member of the current HI-SEAS crew that had spent time in another Mars analog (which is how people in this field refer to these simulated Mars missions) before starting at HI-SEAS. In the fall of 2009 I spent two weeks at MDRS (Mars desert research station) in Hanksville, Utah (aka the middle […]
With just two weeks left on Mars the plans for our exit are starting to firm up. We will be exiting the dome on the morning of June 13th after 241 days in isolation. First order of business is a breakfast of all the fresh foods we’ve been missing for the past eight months along […]
I just discovered that my blog hasn’t been cross posting my blog posts for a number of months. A few highlights of what I’ve been up to while I’ve been on “Mars”: We’ve gotten a lot of media coverage – Vice, BBC Radio 4, Material FM, The New Yorker, Vox, Tech Times part 1 and […]
We just had an article about us published in Vice as part of a series about space analogs.
I completed a model of our habitat that I’ve been working on for a while. I uploaded it to Thingiverse, so people can print their own (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:811113). I’m also printing a bunch to give out for outreach.