Source: Image Credit: NASA/Andrea Jones (left) NASA (right)
Published: June 9, 2021

On the slopes of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano, researchers use aerial cameras and hand-held science instruments to characterize their surroundings. Their goal: to determine how long it would take a small team of geologists and astronauts to perform the same kinds of tasks in a different volcanically-formed environment, like the lunar surface. Future crews will draw on lessons learned from both modern mission simulations at sites on Earth and the Apollo missions. (Shown here: Apollo 15 astronaut at work near Hadley Rille on the Moon.)

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