Mars Base, Hawaii: Inside the Bubble at HI-SEAS – Brian Ramos @ Barbara Bush Library on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 2PM

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society ( meeting. Connect with others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Come in person at Barbara Bush Library (6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379) or join us online Via ZOOM:

The meeting will be on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 2PM (US Central Time).

2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:05 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Brian Ramos – “Mars Base, Hawaii: Inside the Bubble at HI-SEAS”
3:40 PM – Socializing
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Mars Base, Hawaii: Inside the Bubble at HI-SEAS

The path to supporting human life on Mars is filled with challenges and concerns on how individuals will perform psychologically on another planet. In 2017, I and 5 others lived in isolation from the rest of the world with limited communication with the outside world on the largest active volcano in Hawaii. For 8 months, we studied the world around us, but the real goal was for researchers to study us. There were many questions to be answered: What challenges do humans face in living and working with one another in isolation? How does that change over time? What tools and preparation might help? These are all questions researchers asked to help prepare humans for life on Mars. In this talk, you get to hear from the science experiment itself, Brian Ramos, about his experience living in a Martian Analog.

Brian Ramos is a flight controller and astronaut instructor at the Johnson Space Center. He holds a
degree from the International Space University, and is a former analog astronaut of HI-SEAS Mission V.

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.


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