Back to Reality: Researchers Return from Mars Study By Molly Solomon • Jul 28, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Credit University of Hawai‘i at Manoa The HI-SEAS habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa Credit University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Listen Listening... / A crew of scientists is coming back to the real world this week. They’ve been living inside a remote habitat 8,200 feet atop Mauna Loa. They’re part of a NASA-funded study to simulate what it’s like to live on Mars. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains. Tags: spacemarshiseasHPR-2news Related Content India’s Mission to Mars 2 years ago State Considers a Space Port for Kona 1 year ago February 24 - March 1 2014 Stargazer: Weather Report From Mars 1 year ago View the discussion thread.