Astrogeology Science Center

Update on HI-SEAS from USGS Scientist Oleg Abramov: First Week on Mars

22 April 2013

It’s impossible to fully appreciate something at the moment it’s happening. That’s particularly true for an experience like this. Since we arrived at the HI-SEAS hab, every day has been a whirlwind of activity. For myself, this included setting up and troubleshooting computers and in-hab networking, organizing medical supplies and geology gear, conducting a safety assessment, installing fixtures, participating in inventorying and storing four months worth of food, printing out dozens of labels, unpacking and organizing a dizzying array of devices and appliances, learning to use new equipment, planning our first EVA, reviewing protocols and procedures for the dozen or so studies we’ll be carrying out, and starting work on my personal research, as well as routine activities like cooking, cleaning, and exercising. . . Read more of Oleg's Blog on the HI-SEAS website. . .