RSoFM

Hello and welcome to the new RSoFM page, here you’ll be able to find out all about the STEM outreach projects that the HI-SEAS III Crew has been carrying out with help from elementary and middle school students in the Clark County School Dictrict in Nevada.

RSoFM

Why “Real Science on Fake Mars”?  The name is a bit of a joke with this crew, we’re fake astronauts living in a dome on fake Mars (simulated Mars, or sMars for short) for a very real eight months.  Thats right, 242 days.  We entered this dome on October 15th, 2014 and we will be leaving on June 13th, 2015.  During that time we have had a real band on fake Mars (our guitar-playing Medical Officer and ukulele-learning Commander), a Real Food on Fake Mars cooking show starring Jocelyn, and some real dance parties on fake mars.  We all want to be able to give back to the STEM community that nutured and encouraged us through our formative years and so to help out those still finding their path to Mars, we’ve developed Real Science on Fake Mars.

Vanderberg, Sandy Miller, and Lamping Elementary Schools and Hyde Park Middle School are participating with us in six projects designed to test their creativity and help us contibute to the fidelity of future HI-SEAS missions.  Check out their youtube links below as our crew explains each project we offer to our RSoFM Mission Support:

Acoustics: http://youtu.be/v-Dk9vR3eiM
Gardening: http://youtu.be/WjtVHFWbq3E
Consumption tracking: http://youtu.be/x3r6oJIgeNc
Robotics: http://youtu.be/qkQTW0WtEMc
Space Suits: http://youtu.be/W4qW-Iz7MqE
Water Recycling: http://youtu.be/wOYycEraS_U

We’ve also received some questions from Sandy Miller kids hoping for some insight into space travel as we know it today: https://youtu.be/aqLkO5PG-A4

We’ve made a “grey water” filtration system to reuse dishwater for the garden and answered some questions from a very creative 3rd grade class: https://youtu.be/0WzRqcrRYqk   SMES 3rd Grade Water Treatment Questions

We’ve also made some great strides towards completing the robot to help future HI-SEAS AstroNots map local lava tubes:

Early Notes on the Cave Crawler
Early Notes on the Cave Crawler
Notes and descriptions of the Cave Crawler as seen from the front
Notes and descriptions of the Cave Crawler as seen from the front
Notes and descriptions of the Cave Crawler as seen from the side
Notes and descriptions of the Cave Crawler as seen from the side
Notes and descriptions of the Cave Crawler as seen from the back
Notes and descriptions of the Cave Crawler as seen from the back

CCSD Cave Crawler Report                                     CCSD Cave Crawler Update

The model as of 5/13/2015
The model as of 5/13/2015

We’ve got so much more in store, and we’ll be wrapping up our reports on how we’ve been doing on our projects so make sure to check back for more great clips and resources.

Relevant blog posts: https://domesoph.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/parts/

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