You know the old golf dome behind Shopko on 41st Street in Sioux Falls? It’s now the Avera Sports Dome.

What would you think of making that your home with a group of people for an extend stay and not be able to go outside?

A group of NASA-funded researchers is preparing to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano for an eight-month stay.  Very similar to the one pictured above which is in Omaha at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

The purpose is to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

The team will have no physical contact with the outside world.


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