Ever wondered how NASA studies what life would be like in deep space without leaving Earth? If you’re a student anywhere around the world, you now can directly ask your questions to crew members on a simulated journey to Mars.
Email your question to JSC-AskAnalogs@mail.nasa.gov. Your question could be picked for a Groundlink question-and-answer session with crew while they’re isolated in NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA, a tiny facility at the Johnson Space Center.
HERA crew members are on a mission to help scientists learn more about how isolation, confinement, and remote conditions will affect astronauts on Artemis missions to the Moon and on future missions to Mars. Watch the latest Groundlink episodes above, scan past episodes below, then email us your question today!
Episode 3: Crew members Jennifer Milczarski and Roberto Carlino, from HERA Campaign 6 Mission 3, answer questions from students all over the world.
Episode 2: Crew members Jared Broddrick and Patrick Ridgley, from HERA Campaign 6 Mission 2, answer questions from students around the world.
Episode 1: Crew members Christopher Roberts and Madelyne Willis, from HERA Campaign 6 Mission 1, answer questions about life in HERA.
To learn more about Groundlinks, watch this video:
NASA’s Human Research Program pursues methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel. Through science conducted in laboratories, ground-based analogs, and the International Space Station, this team scrutinizes how spaceflight affects human bodies and behaviors. Such research drives NASA’s quest to innovate ways that keep astronauts healthy and mission-ready as space travel expands to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.