Mauna Loa, Hawaii —  A crew of researchers prepared to leave “Mars” this past Saturday (Jan. 18) as another crew arrived, ready to explore the “moon.” The members of the Sensoria I crew ended their two-week analog “Mars” mission Saturday in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation) habitat, which is located on a remote slope of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. But before they left to return to “Earth,” a new crew of researchers arrived, ready to begin a lunar analog mission. This new, lunar crew is embarking on the third EuroMoonMars mission — a series of missions running in collaboration with the European Space Agency, the International MoonBase Alliance and HI-SEAS, Michaela Musilova, the director of HI-SEAS, who is also serving as the commander of this mission, told Space.com. Related: Life on Mars: Inside The HI-SEAS Isolation Habitat (Gallery)The EuroMoonMars III crew stands with the Sensoria I crew as the Sensoria crew leaves the habitat after…



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