November 1-18th deployment to Big Island of Hawai’i

Follow along with the BASALT research crew at BASALT_research as we embark on our second field deployment to conduct real science under simulated Mars missions, and ultimately to help enable NASA’s Journey to Mars.  This time, the Extra-vehicular field crew will be working around Mauna Ulu on the Big Island of Hawai`i, while supported by a diverse Science Team that will be located at the Kilauea Military Camp nearly 12 km away.  These two groups will be interacting via simulated Mars mission communication delays that will range from 5 to 15 mins in length one-way (or 10-30min round trip delay), which will help the team identify operational concepts and capabilities that enable science and discovery when humans explore Mars.