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Journey to Mars: Fireside Chat with Roberto Carlino

The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) mission is a ground-based astronaut analog simulation run by the NASA Human Research Program to study and evaluate impacts on the crew due to isolation, remoteness, and confined habitation. This last Campaign Six (C6) simulation was a 45-day trip to Mars’s moon Phobos and back. The goal of the simulation was to perform geological operations with full communications delays in effect. Investigators looked at psychological, human factor, and physiological impacts to develop and verify countermeasures that might reduce or mitigate impacts to such missions.

In this presentation, Roberto will give a general overview of NASA's HERA analog mission, describe what a normal day in the mission looked like, and what they learned from such a unique experience.


  • 6.30pm Registration and networking
  • 7.00pm Opening remarks and introduction
  • 7.05pm Introduction by Prof. Marcello Romano
  • 7.15pm What I learned from 45 days in isolation with NASA’s HERA mission - presentation by Roberto Carlino
  • 7.35pm Fireside chat with Roberto Carlino, led by Marcello Romano
  • 7.45pm Open Q&A
  • 8.00pm Networking and reception

Tuesday, 02/28/23


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$35 General, $25 Members, $15 Students

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