Crew Engineer Bailey Burns meditating in the lung at SAM, Biosphere 2 - photo by Cassandra Klos (@cassandraklos)

Crew Inclusion I has completed their first two days in the Space Analog for the Moon and Mars (SAM) at Biosphere 2. These early hours bring the realization that this is their new home for nearly a week, and that there is much to learn beyond the training provided by the SAM staff. They must find a balance between dedication to their research objectives, maintenance of the complex SAM pressure vessel, and preparation of food, water recycling, care for the hydroponic lettuce and soil-bed herbs, time with crew and time alone too.

All photographs (top and below) are for SAM promotion only, credit Cassandra Klos (@cassandraklos).