Team of six female astronauts completes Hawaii ‘simulated’ Mars mission and ‘returns to Earth’

A team of six female astronauts recently made history by completing a “simulated” Mission to Mars in Hawaii,media msPoweruser quoted Space.com as saying. On January 4, 2020, six scientists began their first mission, and after two weeks at the Hawaii Space Exploration Simulation and Simulation (HI-SEAS) base, they are now “back on Earth.”

Team of six female astronauts completes Hawaii 'simulated' Mars mission and 'returns to Earth'

According to NASA, it was a “simulated” astronaut mission, a field test conducted in a location similar to the physical ity of an extreme space environment. By definition, “simulated” astronauts are people who are operating under simulated space conditions. With the support of Analogs LLC, the simulated Mars mission is called Sensoria I, which is part of an overall initiative called Sensoria. Under the Sensoria project, a number of tasks will be performed, all of which will be led by or with a female majority.

Team of six female astronauts completes Hawaii 'simulated' Mars mission and 'returns to Earth'

“While future Sensoria missions will also welcome male researchers, we believe that women must be placed at the center of our shared vision of space exploration, while women need to be provided with a professional development platform for research and training opportunities,” said Sensoria I Project Commander and Analogs LLC CEO Hastings told Space.com.

After completing the mission, Hastings told Space.com that “two weeks at the “Mars” HI-SEAS base is ‘actually a bit surreal’. “Even though we are only 100km away from where we are now, it feels like a completely different world. “