Science & Technology

NASA-Funded Mars Food Study in Hawaii Ends

Six researchers spent four months in a dome trying to figure out what astronauts might eat


For the past four months, six researchers have been living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at an elevation of 8,000 feet, attempting to figure out what kinds of foods astronauts might eat during a mission to Mars and during deep-space missions.

On Tuesday, the researchers emerged from the Mars-like environment with their recipes, and the space suits that they were forced to wear each time they ventured out of the dome and on to the northern slope of Mauna Loa.