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The University of Hawai`i at Manoa said on Monday that a crew member has voluntarily withdrawn their participation in the study.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