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People who do
Josh Ehrlich, a systems engineer working on the Orion deep space exploration vehicle out of Lockheed Martin’s Denver facility, traded in tech for a trowel as the resident botanist of the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) study.
Getting humans to Mars via Orion by the 2030s is the reality at hand, and given the 6-9 month journey each way just to get there, HI-SEAS seeks to study the psychological effects of close-quarters space travel on humans.
Josh is the second Lockheed Martin employee to be selected for one of the five HI-SEAS crews. He was inside the habitat for almost eight months, and his last day inside was Sept. 17.
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