Aloha, North Dakota BY PATRICK C. MILLER Future Mars and moon colonists probably won’t miss having fresh leafy green salads with their meals, thanks to a novel collaboration between the University of North Dakota and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Four senior mechanical engineering students from UH spent a week in Grand Forks, N.D., this […]
Inflatable Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat
A UND Blog article about the ILMAH Mission VII is found here. You can also watch a short television clip by local WDAZ TV recorded on the day of the mission start here.
Science, but no Fiction By, Patrick C. Miller Just west of Interstate 29 and the University of North Dakota campus, there’s a series of five white inflatable modules connected by tunnels. Antennas stretching skyward and the futuristic rover vehicle parked nearby give the area the appearance of a science fiction movie set. What happens at […]
Dr. Pablo de León recently attended the South American Space Generation Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia. He gave a presentation about the Inflatable Lunar/Mars Analog Habitat (ILMAH) and was also a subject matter expert for one of the planels with a number of engineering students from the region.
Check out the local TV coverage from KVLY of the ILMAH Mission VI crew exiting the Hab on October 24th. The three-member crew consists of Laura Banken (online SPST M.S.), Anamika (campus SPST M.S.), and Michael Castro, MD (Mission V and NASA HERA analog mission). Mission VI was a two week mission whose objectives included […]
Categories: Space Studies
The fall semester Brown Bag Seminar Series features graduate students providing presentations on their current research or recent internships. Our next presentation in this series will feature the ILMAH Mission VI crew as they exit the habitat and “return” to Earth. Anamika, Laura Banken and Dr. Michael Castro will share their experiences and research findings from […]
Mission VI begins Oct 11 at noon and runs until October 24 noon. The three-member crew consists of Laura Banken (online SPST M.S.), Anamika (campus SPST M.S.), and Michael Castro, MD (Mission V and NASA HERA analog mission). Mission VI objectives include completing professional NASA, ESA and private research and EVAs. Read the UND Today […]
The expansion of Inflatable Lunar-Mars Analog Habit continues this summer with work on the last two modules. Under the direction of Dr. de León, five SPST graduate students are busy completing the Hab’s new exercise/human performance and the geology modules by the end of the summer. The previous two modules, extra-vehicle activity (EVA)/maintenance and plant […]