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Sunday, November 9, 2014

This is Our homes on the Mars

Currently living on Mars is not just a dream. Someday the human colony will be sent to the Red Planet. And to realize these desires, currently the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or Hi-Seas is working on a project which sponsored by the US space agency or National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). To provide decent homes for the Earth people that will be staying there. 
An artist's illustration of human colony on the Red Planet. (Picture from: http://wrd.cm/1vH5GiS)
Although still a concept, a dome-shaped homes will be equipped with solar panels as the energy collector. With high ceilings will make the occupants feel comfortable when they are in it. And do not miss the 3-D printer to make all the equipment.
The Hi-Seas (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) mission's crews live 8,000 feet (2,440 metres) above sea level in a geodesic-dome habitat on the northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1p9hSs6)
"Some people might consider it corny, but skrenario like this might happen soon in the future, when the first mission to Mars departed - and NASA is preparing for the departure of the new study in Hawaii," the Hi-Seas statement as quoted of the Daily Mail on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
There are six pie-slice-shaped bedrooms for the crewmembers to live in, all adjacent to one another (shown in diagram). This floor is above the ground level and also has a bathroom and an open balcony to below, making the habitat seem big so the crew doesn't feel trapped. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1p9hSs6)
Two of three planned missions already completed. And the third mission, will last for 8 months and has only just begun. In the third mission involving six crew living in a giant dome in a remote area in the northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii. 
Each room has a bed, mattress and a stool. There is space under each bed for clothes to be stored. A 3D printer is also in the habitat to enable the crew to print new tools if they need to. On a future mission to Mars, items like a 3D printer will likely be invaluable as resupply missions will be scarce or non-existent. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1p9hSs6)
In there, the crew lived in an 11 meters wide dome, with an area of ​​approximately 93 square meters. According to Kate Greene, a science journalist, who participated in the project, "The key is to keep everyone sane here. Feel remain surrounded by air," as told to Wired. 
Pictured here is the kitchen of the Mars habitat. The crew were given access to the same sorts of supplies as would be expected on a future mission to Mars. Throughout the mission, researchers evaluated how the crewmembers cope with the conditions. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1p9hSs6)
All crews must undergo a mission inside the dome. they only should be go out by using a special spacesuits - as worn by the Martian astronauts. To prevent the crew experienced claustrophobic or tightness in the dome, then the dome deliberately made with high ceilings and two-story. They were also asked to exercise regularly to keep them healthy. 
The crew are not allowed to leave the dome for the duration of the project except for when they do spacewalks (shown). These must be conducted in spacesuits, albeit more primitive versions of the ones that will one day be used on Mars. Spacewalks usually take place with just two or three of the six crewmembers. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1p9hSs6)
In the project, also implemented a 24-minute communication delay to the crew - as would happen in a future Mars mission. Inside the dome there are 6 rooms, which is shaped like a piece of pie, with mattresses, chairs, and benches. To ensure they have sufficient access to equipment, it also provided a 3D printer. The house-dome's energy supply relying on solar power, while the electricity from hydrogen fuel cells also prepared as a backup. 
Nasa's ultimate goal is to take humans to the red planet in the 2030s. In December of this year they will test the Orion module (seen in the centre of the image) for the first time, which will be used to take astronauts out of and back into Earth's atmosphere, as well as to the red planet. (Picture from: http://dailym.ai/1p9hSs6)
Previously, NASA provided funding of US $ 1.2 million to the Hi-Seas program for continuity the studies of human factors that can affect the early future of humans in Mars. Through this study, the researchers will learn what a human will be faced in a one-way mission to Mars. Because there was no chance to go home. 

The research will be invaluable in a real mission to the Red Planet, which is expected to take place in the next two decades. The Mars One project aims to send four Marstronot (call for astronauts to Mars) every two years, starting in 2025, until a human colony on Mars that composed of 40 people is formed. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL | WIRED]
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