HI-SEAS Mission VI Cancelled

HI-SEAS Mission VI has been cancelled.

The University of Hawai`i at Manoa said on Monday that a crew member has voluntarily withdrawn their participation in the study.

“Regrettably, it is not possible to perform a mission with a crew of three,” a release from the university read.

An incident on February 19, that multiple news outlets reported as an participant who was briefly hospitalized, continues to be investigated per UH.

After a full safety inspection of the habitat has been performed, a new call for applicants will be released to compose a new crew for another mission based on a review by the institutional review board.

The NASA-funded project studies human behavior and performance and aims to help determine the individual and team requirements for long-duration space exploration missions, including travel to Mars.

The HI-SEAS dome on Mauna Loa. UH photo.