Six researchers who have spent more than 100 days on a simulated space journey are on their way back to Earth.
Or back to society, that is.
The HI-SEAS mission began in April and is expected to conclude later this month. The six researchers, who were selected from a pool of 700 applicants, have been living and working like astronauts. They’ve suited up in space gear whenever they’ve ventured outside their simulated Martian base and cooked meals from a list of dehydrated and shelf-stable food items.