HI-SEAS 3 is off to the races! The crew will have had entered the Mars Habitat at approximately 4:30 pm HST today, after completing their geological training among the world’s largest volcanoes in Hawaii. This crew will endure a 240-day mission, as long as the two previous HI-SEAS missions put together. The goals of HI-SEAS 3 follow closely on the heels of the previous mission: studying the isolation effects of a long-duration mission on (simulated) Mars.
Since the last crew felt a strong connection to our social media, I thought it would be nice to have a central repository for each crew member’s information.
Martha Lenio – Commander (bio)
Martha will be posting HI-SEAS specific content to her personal blog: MartianAdventures.
Allen Mirkadyrov (bio)
I have been yet unable to find Allen posting on the web, will update.
Sophie Milam (bio)
Sophie will be keeping a HI-SEAS specific blog as well: DomeSoph.
Neil Scheibelhut (bio)
I haven’t found Neil’s blog yet, but I am looking. Neil is one of the crew whose Instagram account I found, hopefully we’ll see lots of photos there.
Jocelyn Dunn (bio)
Jocelyn is also keeping a blog: FiveStarView.
Zak is also chronicling his aventure on AlmostMars.
Ed Fix and Michael Castro will be filling in if there are any problems that crop up during the mission. When I find their sites I will update this section (or promote them to crew).
My best wishes for the crew as they begin their journey today! I will be following along very closely.