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This episode features Carmel Johnston.

Carmel was the commander and soil scientist for HI SEAS IV, a year long mars simulation sponsored by NASA's Human Research Program. Six subjects participated in the study which located on the mars-like slopes of Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano.

The crew spent an entire year in a simulated mars dome - growing their own crops and donning spacesuits for outdoor excursions.
Carmel and I chat about life in the dome and the many challenges that a future mars crew will likely face.

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Daring Greatly by Brené Brown - recommended reading by Carmel for future spacefarers 

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Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand
Theme song by Cosmic Tortoise

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