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Habitat Tour

Well this has been a long time coming (162 days to be exact) but we finally did a video tour of our habitat. Some photos of my room to go along with it:  

120 days down, 120 to go

The half way point of the mission is today (and we are now the longest Mars analog mission done in North America). It is pretty hard to believe. Due to all the research projects going on here many of my activities are tracked (I’ve also tracked some on my own out of personal interest). A […]

Meet our fish, Blastoff McRocketboots

The votes are in and counted: Blastoff McRocketboots – 27.9% of the vote (congratulations to Heather Stoneham’s kindergarten class) Marvin – 12.8% Rover – 9.3% Total votes: 122 Not a bad looking house if you ask me.

Mission Patch

We got a mission patch designed, as the mission was beginning, and the finished product just got delivered. They turned out quite nicely. There is one symbol to represent each of our individual research areas. Clockwise from top: Jocelyn – Brain/puzzle, to represent her research on stress, sleep, exercise, etc. Sophie – Tensegrity robot, for […]

Snow on Mars

The summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea had a blizzard watch last night and we woke up to snow on the summits this morning. About as Christmas like as you could possibly expect on fauxMars/Hawaii. Sorry for the poor quality photo; it is hard to get good shots out of our window. Happy holidays

The Great Outdoors

I got to spend an hour outside today, and by that I mean I spent an hour sweating in a plastic suit. We don’t get out much, we’ve been in the dome for slightly more than a month and before today I had been outside for perhaps half hour total over the course of a […]

HI-SEAS gear

HI-SEAS III mission gear available at

Day 1 Down

This was our final few minutes outside.  Today was the first full day in the habitat and it was a long one. We spent most of the day inventorying all the food that we have so far, some things we’ll be getting resupplied during the mission and others we already have all that we should need. […]

Morning View

Slightly distracting view on my morning run at Hawaii Volcanos National Park

We spent our first night in our new home last night

We spent our first night in our new home last night.     On the drive up First impressions: The habitat is 36′ in diameter and about 20′ tall. The habitat seams generally well laid out, about half the square footage is in the form of a large multi-use room with full 20′ ceilings so it […]