This report aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend on June 14, 2015.
A NASA-funded study is focusing on the psychological impact of a potential mission to Mars. For the past eight months, six people have been living in a self-sustaining 1,000 square-foot dome on the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, cut off from the outside world. It is the longest space-travel simulation to take place in the United States. Saskia de Melker reports.
Producer/Writer: Saskia de Melker
Correspondent: Saskia de Melker
Camera: Saskia de Melker and Sam Weber
Additional Video: University of Hawaii, HI-SEAS crew
Editor: Judith Wolff