Growing “space” plants, flying simulated (virtual reality) missions to the surface of an asteroid, analyzing rocks in a glovebox and putting out fires? Come hear from the mission commander of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) XII campaign about the effects of stress, isolation and confinement during a simulated deep-space mission in a three-story habitat at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Learn about Earth/Mars analog expeditions to the Atacama Desert in Chile, Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest active volcano, and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. As humanity prepares for its journey to Mars, the more we can learn here on Earth, the safer and more prepared we will be.
About the Speaker:
In October 2016, Ulyana received the news that she was one of 120 semifinalists out of over 18,300 applicants for NASA’s 2017 astronaut program. Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj received her PhD in geological sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder in May 2015. She runs a small company called Science in the Wild, aimed at getting ordinary people out on adventure science expeditions – pushing their limits as well as pushing the realm of what’s possible in field science.
Ulyana Horodyskyj: Earth Analogs for Space