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The Art of Preparing for an Analog EVA (HI-SEAS)

The air pumping into the helmet is cool and refreshing, with just a tinge of plastic smell, my torso is cool thanks to cool water running through the tubing in a garment known as a liquid cooling garment. Entering into our airlock I seal the main habitat off from the Airlock by connecting the Velcro on one layer and zipping shut the second.  Turning I can see my EVA companions one, like me, in a fifty pound University…

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Added by Tiffany Swarmer on May 20, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulations (HI-SEAS) Mission 2

Hello, my name is Tiffany Swarmer and I am one of six crew members preparing to enter a 120 day simulation in an analog habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii. This mission is intended to study the various human factors that contribute to crew/astronaut function during an isolated mission to Mars. Along with studying human factors many technologies such as Google glass, 3-D printing, Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) equipment, exercise clothing, and many more technologies will be…

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Added by Tiffany Swarmer on March 19, 2014 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

How Did I Get Here?

I can remember being drawn to natural science and science in general at an early age. Sure, I was like most kids and watched Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Today’s Special and many other children’s programming. I think my first *real* exposure to science was from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, where he would visit other people and their jobs. He taught from the get-go that learning was a good thing and to never be afraid to ask questions. I was always asking questions about how things worked I would…

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Added by Shawn Bailes on November 29, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

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