On the other hand, I completed the first human factors assessment that I am performing teaming with Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), in fact with my previous crew member from MDRS, who is a Human Factors Professor at FIT. If there is one major hurdle to overcome for human planetary exploration involving months of exploration that would be the “human” aspect. I am curious to see how these two weeks affect each of us personally and professionally. It might not be equivalent to 2 years of living on Mars, but still a starting a point. Additionally, we will be performing EVA Rescue operations and procedures tests in the next two weeks teaming up with my colleague from Boeing.
This is just the beginning, there is more to learn about the red planet and more to innovate in order to successfully send humans to mars and bring them back ALIVE!