Volunteer for a Space Simulation!

The high-fidelity space simulation HERA is recruiting participants for 2017. The dates for this 45-day, full-scale simulated mission to an asteroid (68 days including training and debriefing) are

May 17 – July 17 (ingress May 27)

July 27 – October 2 (ingress August 12)

October 12 – December 18 (ingress October 28)

Information and requirements have been posted below. For more details, or to apply, please:

email: jsc-hera@mail.nasa.gov or call: (281) 212-1492

Mission Overview

Types of Analogs
Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA)
  • Location: Johnson Space Center
  • Environment: Closed Habitat
  • Hazards Tested: Isolation, light and dark cycles, distance from Earth
  • Description: HERA is a unique three-story habitat designed to serve as an analog for isolation, confinement, and remote conditions in exploration scenarios.
  • Research: Studies suitable for this analog include behavioral health and performance assessments, communication and autonomy studies, human factors evaluations, and medical capabilities assessments.

Mission Requirements

  • Age: 30-55
  • No medications or dietary restrictions
  • BMI of 29 or less
  • 74 inches in height, or less
  • No History of sleepwalking
  • A Masters Degree in a technical field such as science, engineering or mathematics, or the equivalent experience.