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Martha Lenio, commander of the NASA human performance study Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), is portrayed wearing a spacesuit outside of the dome where she spent eight months of confinement together with other five researchers in the crater of the volcano Mauna Loa, Hawaii, Big Island.
The purpose of the mission is to monitor the psychological response of human beings in condition of isolation in an unearthly environment, in perspective of the launch of scientific trips to Mars involving the presence of human beings of the planet. Lenio is the first woman ever in NASA history to command this kind of mission. June 13, 2015 ©GAIA SQUARCI