Mars Academy USA

Austere Missions

AUSTERE MISSIONS

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Mars Academy USA (MAU) austere missions are collectively called the "NEAMAE PROJECT" and are for highly trained, experienced professionals. These missions are extremely challenging and candidates selected are highly motivated, driven and passionate about human exploration, on Earth and in Space, with a deep desire to become"scientist astronauts" and pioneering innovators, explorers and adventurers.  MAU deploys fully immersive ‘real-time” analog astronaut missions to austere “Isolated and Confined Environments” (known as I.C.E.) to various extreme martian analog regions on Earth, such as, Nepal (Himalayas), Everest Basecamp, Africa (Kilimanjaro), Americas (North & South), Arctic, Antarctica. These missions are comprised of  highly trained, experienced medical professionals and scientific researcher and explorers who possess vast skills, deep knowledge and expertise in areas of aerospace and space medicine, extreme environment medicine, wilderness and survival training certifications, aviation, including, mountaineering and scuba diving skills. These expeditions are extremely challenging and candidates selected are highly motivated, driven and passionate about human exploration, on Earth and in Space, and a deep desire to become "Scientist Astronauts" and pioneering innovators, explorers and adventurers. We are building a community of  “extra-ordinary Heroes” who will support and enable humanity to become a ‘multi-planetary species” to thrive in space and to make new discoveries to improve life on Earth. 

THE NEAMAE PROJECT:

1) ANALOG ASTRONAUT TRAINING MISSIONS: The project will last over  five to seven years and will follow and train teams of highly skilled analog astronaut crews from low-fidelity missions to mid-, and high fidelity expeditions. 

2) DOCUMENTARY FILM  SERIES: The project will follow the journey of the analog astronaut crews over the duration of their training missions. It will document their personal challenges, successes, failures, and new technological discoveries and innovations produced as they forge new ideas and new paradigms for humanity’s quest to conquer the next frontier of Space and to enable a future for life on Mars. 

More information can be found at: www.marsacademyusa.com  or www.marsacademy.space Contact us at: training@marsacademy.space                                                                                                                                                                                      High altitude analog astronaut missions are conducted in partnership with Hi-on-Life Adventures, an experienced organization in offering treks and adventures in Nepal and Everest since 2004. www.hionlifeadventures.com
PREREQUISITES: Candidates who have completed MAU's Low-fidelity long-duration mission and Commandership Training Program will be able to join / Candidates who have experience in non-MAU Analog Astronaut Programs, ie MDRS, HISEAS, HERA, also qualifies / Candidates with space related astronaut training experiences and skills and/or expertise in high altitude medicine, wilderness medicine, extreme medicine who are experienced mountaineers and explorers qualifies.

MAU OFFERS TWO TYPES OF FIDELITY TRAINING MISSIONS?EXPEDITIONS:

1) MID-FIDELITY TRAINING MISSIONS: These are mid-fidelity missions lasting between 4- 6 weeks in full analog astronaut immersion in an isolated, confined environment (I.C.E) at various Mars analog locations. Altitude between 7,oooft - 10,000ft above sea level, E.g., Lower Mustang(Nepal), Mexico, Hawaii, Africa (Kilimanjaro).  RISK CATEGORY: Medium to high
Lower Mustang, Nepal. Altitude approx. 10,000 ft above sealevel

Lower Mustang, Nepal. Altitude approx. 10,000 ft above sealevel

Review a mid-fidelity mission with MAU-NEPAL Mars Medics Crew 001 ( March 2019) to Lower Mustang, Nepal

Credit: Biggs/MAU. Analog Astronauts MAU-NEPAL Crew 001 with Onsite Basecamp Support Teams after exiting the mission

Credit: Biggs/MAU. Analog Astronauts MAU-NEPAL Crew 001 with Onsite Basecamp Support Teams after exiting the mission

                                                                                             2) HIGH FIDELITY TRAINING MISSIONS: These are high-fidelity missions lasting 4-6 weeks in full analog astronaut immersion in an isolated, confined environment (I.C.E) at various Mars analog locations. Altitude between 10,000 - 19,000ft above sea level or in extreme temperatures. E,g, Arctic, Himalayas/Nepal. Everest, Antarctica. RISK CATEGORY: High

Everest, Himalayas/ Annapurna Pathway. Altitude: 18,000ft - 23.000 ft above sealevel

Everest, Himalayas/ Annapurna Pathway. Altitude: 18,000ft - 23.000 ft above sealevel

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