The 2012 ISRU analog mission is a collaboration between NASA and its partners, primarily the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) with help from the University of Hawaii and the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES). Demonstrations will be conducted on the side of Mauna Kea, in some of Hawaii’s volcanic ash deposits, which provide geologic terrain and composition similar to what scientists expect to find on the moon, an asteroid, or Mars.
I shot this video over the span of two trips to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. I had never been to LaRC before, so it was interesting to see another NASA center. We were testing on the now unused Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility, which is directly next to the Hydro Impact Basin where NASA performed a splash test of the new ORION capsule. So, some great visuals to come see at work every day while I was there.
This video is an overview of the Research and Technology Studies Phase One Asteroid Operations Simulation that took place December of 2011 and January of 2012. These operations took place at Johnson Space Center and were designed to test the MultiMission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV) human factors and engineering development along with mission operations to an asteroid.
I shot most of this footage, some footage provided by Kris Kehe, all footage shot on a Canon 5d Mark II. Edited Final Cut Pro 7 and Magic Bullet Looks.
A video compiled from the October 2008 field test. This video shows the simulated mission, which included geology and vehicle testing. The vehicle in use is a lunar truck prototype called Chariot. It can be used in various configurations including pressurized(SPR) and unpressurized(UPR) configurations.