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Mars simulation crew to exit Mauna Loa habitat on Sunday, August 28, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Daniel Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
University of Hawaiʻi System
Kelli Abe Trifonovitch, (808) 228-8108
University of Hawai‘i System
Posted: Nov 30, -0001

Who:              Six crew members of the fourth Hawai‘i Space Exporation Analog and Simulation or HI-SEAS mission.

What:             The crew will exit the habitat on Mauna Loa where they have lived for the last year, completing the longest mission in HI-SEAS’ history.  The crew will eat some foods that have been unavailable in the habitat and will conduct a short press conference.   This University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa research project is funded by NASA.

When:            9:00 a.m. HST on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Where:           HI-SEAS habitat on Mauna Loa      

Video:            Following the exit on August 28, University of Hawai‘i News will issue a video news release containing links to b-roll of the exit and soundbites with the crew.  There will also be a Flickr link to still photos of the crew exit.  Please contact Daniel Meisenzahl if you would like to receive the video news release and include name, organization and email address.  The University of Hawai‘i also plans to livestream the exit via Periscope.  Watch @UhawaiiNews on Twitter for details.

**Links to past HI-SEAS video, photos and UH News stories.  Please credit the University of Hawai‘i.  (NOTE:  video can only be viewed by using a professional editing program.  WILL NOT WORK ON A PERSONAL COMPUTER)

B-roll of current Mission 4:  http://bit.ly/2bNsitR

B-roll of past missions:  http://bit.ly/2bdfkZU

UH News HI-SEAS stories:  http://www.hawaii.edu/news/tag/hi-seas/

HI-SEAS website:  http://hi-seas.org/

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