Volunteers emerge from mock Mars base in Hawaii

July 28, 2014 2:54 PM

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Volunteers emerge from mock Mars base in Hawaii

AIEA, Hawaii -- Six volunteers enjoyed their first weekend of freedom after spending four months inside a mock Mars base atop a Hawaiian volcano, all in the name of science.

The crew of the second Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation mission, or HI-SEAS 2, emerged from their mock Mars habitat on Friday and webcast their "return to Earth" live in a Google Hangout. The project, which required the volunteers to live and work in a simulated Mars environment, was aim...

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