Jocelyn Dunn, an industrial engineering doctoral student at Purdue Univ., is a part of the HI-SEAS.org project to live on a landscape mimicking Mars for eight months. Along with five other researchers, she will be living in a domed habitat emulating what settlers might have on Mars.
The six colonists wear Hexoskin during their daily workouts, but also during EVA sorties, as seen in the video below, to collect physiological data including ECG and respiratory rate in unusual, stressful conditions.
So if like us you enjoy listening to Mozart while watching Crossfit on Mars, then this video is going to be a real treat for you!
Today is a special day, the halfway point of the 8 month long mission! Tomorrow they will be officially part of the longest analog simulation in North American history (120 days). So far so good, the crew get along well, all signals go! Safe travelling!
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The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has teamed up with XPAntarctik, a crew of six explorers on an expedition to Antarctica, and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) to test Astroskin, a new "smart shirt" for space developed for the CSA by Hexoskin. Astroskin is planned to be worn by astronaurs on board of ISS in 2016. Mission specialists will be able to track each astronaut's vital signs while they work and sleep, 24 hours a day.View full article →