Longest US NASA isolation experiment to prepare 6 astronauts for space conducted in Hawaii

Q.  At which place, has a team of NASA's six people shut itself inside a dome for a year, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars?
- Published on 02 Aug 15

a. Greenland
b. Hawaii
c. Alaska
d. Florida

ANSWER: Hawaii
 
The crew includes a French astrobiologist, a German physicist and four Americans - a pilot, an architect, a doctor/journalist and a soil scientist. They are based on a barren, northern slope of Mauna Loa, living inside a dome that is 11 metres in diameter and about six metres tall. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in on 28th Aug’15 at 3 pm Hawaii time, marking the official start to the twelve months mission.

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