- Mars Isolation Project continues to Test the Will of its Participants
The Mars Isolation Project has continued to test the will of its participants.
Half a dozen people locked themselves up inside a dome in Hawaii. They were engaged in the lengthiest isolation experiment ever conducted by NASA. The whole shebang is in preparation for a trip to the Red Planet.
Among the participants may be included an astrobiologist and a physicist. Then there was a pilot, an architect, a doctor/journalist and a soil scientist. The first two of these happen to be a Frenchman and a German respectively. As for the rest of the four crew members, they are all Yankees.
The experiment is taking place on a slope of Mauna Loa. There are no creatures in the vicinity and very little greenery. Each crew member has his or her own room. There is sleeping arrangements and a desk to study.
Among the food items that they can eat may be included: dehydrated cheese and canned tuna. They have to wear spacesuits and do not have much of a chance to surf the internet. Who would want to spend over a year in this manner?
Apparently these six. They want to show the world that they can accomplish the impossible. These heroes and heroines also want to prove to everyone that the world can be left behind.