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Utility of Additive Manufacturing on Martian Analogs and Manned Mars Missions

Here is the paper I presented at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara Mexico – Utility of Additive Manufacturing on Martian Analogs and Manned Mars Missions. I’m currently exploring ways to continue this work.

Presenting at the International Astronautical Congress

I’m presenting a paper based on the 3D printing work I did at HI-SEAS at the International Astronautical Congress next week in Guadalajara, Mexico. My paper is titled “Utility of Additive Manufacturing on Martian Analogs and Manned Mars Missions” (I’ll probably post it up here at some point). My presentation is in the “Human Exploration of […]

Comparing Mars Analogs – HI-SEAS vs MDRS

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 […]

So what are we doing here anyway?

The main reason we are all here is to provide data about crew selection and crew cohesion for long duration isolated mission (like a mission to Mars). In pursuit of this goal we have about 40 tasks per week that we are doing. Most of these are surveys that take just a few minutes, though there […]