The BASALT program is featured in Spaceport Magazine’s December issue. Click on this link to learn more and read the article.
The PISCES December newsletter featured BASALT field activities from their November 2016 deployment to Mauna Ulu.
Scientists are scouting lava flow fields around Kilauea this week as part of a NASA-funded study that could help lay the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars.
A goal of the BASALT research project — which stands for Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains — is to develop the mission methods and protocols astronauts might one day use to extract rock samples from the Martian terrain and look for signs of microbial life.
The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, is one of several partners that will execute a four-year, $4.2 million Mars research project designed to help prepare for future human and robotic missions to the Red Planet.
This summer there could be NASA space rovers working along side NASA astronauts and Idaho State University researchers who are teaming up on Earth at the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and at the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island to figure out how to better accomplish scientific research in space.