Mission defines a journey to some place to obtain specific goal. In case of proposed by us analog missions, we simulate journeys to Moon, Mars or asteroids. Simulation starts at the landing site and ends just before the rocket launch back to the Earth, so all scenario happens at the site and analog astronaut crew is focused on realization scientific, technical and educational mission objectives.
The habitat allows to simulate extraterrestrial environment with time delayed communication and full MCC support. It was created for organizing scientific, educational and exploratory missions to identify problems, test in-situ resource utilization technologies and train future astronauts.
Analog astronauts are participating in two weeks simulations where Primary Investigators conduct researches on or with human subjects. Thanks to world’s unique HabitatOS (TRL level 5) operating system participants can immerse in a full fledge simulation using Artificial Intelligence support in everyday tasks.
Science at Our Research Station
With bioethical committee approval research subjects are being voluntarily and continuously monitored. Observed parameters include medical, psychological and team-dynamics. Full investigation of activities, interactions, food nutrition intake, sleep-work patterns and waste products helps to analyze needs for further investigations of Moon/Mars missions. In the habitat analog astronauts experiment with 3D Printing, and In-Situ Resource Utilization from components such as soil, minerals and rocks collected during EVA.
Current research in our habitat:
- sociodynamics, team-dynamics, psychology
- light influence on circadian rhythms
- virtual reality enhanced astronaut training
- food nutrition and intake control
- biomimetics and bio-inspired engineering techniques
- material sciences, 3D-printing and material outgassing in vacuum
- chemical and geological rock outcrop analysis
- operational EVA procedures for human-robotic interaction and habitat maintenance
- human subject medical research
- mission operations and effective communications Astronauts-MCC
- water and waste management
- eatable plants grow research
- sensors and environmental control monitoring
Unique feature of the habitat is complete isolation from sunlight and time. Base is fully monitored and equipped with hundreds of smart sensors combined with dedicated operational system – HabitatOS. Mission Control Center (MCC) can remotely control the habitat and it’s environment.
What’s included in the price?
Below you can find a list of what’s included in the price. All our missions are “all inclusive” and there are no hidden costs. We can issue a payment confirmation documents or personal/company invoice upon request (after payment). So in the price you will get:
- flight suit
- mission patch
- online pre-training by MCC
- in-person pre-training in Poland
- integration dinner during pre-training (veg and/or meat)
- cryotherapy session in cryo-chamber (with medical evaluation) – optional, when we run hypothermia studies
- 24/7 full MCC support during mission
- travel to the habitat
- food during the mission (one of three dietary plans to choose)
- consumables and supplies for habitat
- accommodation at the habitat
- scientific experiment resources (for AATC experiments)
- travel back from habitat to Cracow
- certificate of participation
- farewell dinner to conclude and de-brief mission (alcohol is not-included)
- support in writing manuscripts and scientific publication based on mission results
What’s not-included in the price?
The price does not include traveling to/from Cracow, Poland to your respective living location. You are also responsible to get to/from airport or a train station to our office on your own. Although this is a 5 EUR Uber ride or 1 EUR direct bus ticket (no transfers). We discourage regular taxis and other means of transportation. Note, that Uber is reasonably cheap here and it is an easiest and fastest way of transportation to/from city or airport etc, especially if you are in hurry for your flight. Make sure you have active Uber account and valid payment method attached to your account.
Also you are responsible for cost and arrangement of your experiment materials and resources. We can help you with buying and logistics, but you need to inform us about it as-soon-as-possible! Shipment can take time, and it won’t be possible to buy things while you are in Cracow. Usually we depart to the habitat on the very next day. Habitat is also in the rural area so there are no shops available.
Total mission cost is 650 EUR and we take two installments:
- pay now 250 EUR registration fee
- pay later 400 EUR when arrive at AATC
Your mission spot is not guaranteed until we receive registration fee!
Mind that the 250 EUR registration fee is non-refundable due to the cost of consumables and other materials (suit, logo, embroilment) that we need to invest in order mission to happen. On no-show we won’t be able to use it for anyone else.