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Kim Binsted at HI-SEAS habitat on Hawaiʻi Island

Kim Binsted, principal investigator for the HI-SEAS project, presents Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, on Thursday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. in Hamilton Library Room 301 as part of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Faculty Lecture Series.

HI-SEAS (Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) is a habitat on an isolated Mars-like site on the Mauna Loa side of the saddle area on Hawaiʻi Island at approximately 8,200 feet above sea level. Here, crews of six people live and work through long duration simulations of Mars exploration missions (four-, eight- and twelve-months long).

Binsted will address critical questions regarding preparing for extended space exploration, including:

  • How should the crew be selected?
  • What skill sets will they need?
  • How should they be trained?
  • How can we best monitor their physical and psychological health?

Download the event flyer for more information.

More on Binsted

Binsted, an information and computer sciences associate professor, conducts research on artificial intelligence, human-computer interfaces and human factors for space exploration. She was chief scientist on the FMARS 2007 Long Duration Mission, a four-month Mars exploration analogue on Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic. In 2009, she was a visiting scientist at the Canadian Space Agency working on their planetary analogues program.

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