NASA 'Cribs': Tour an Astronaut Habitat for Mock Space Missions (Video)

Ever wonder how astronauts will live on other worlds? Welcome to the Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA, a habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston built to simulate the isolation of missions to deep space. You can take a tour of the HERA habitat with NASA interns in this new video in the style of the MTV series “Cribs.”

“HERA is a unique three-story habitat designed to serve as an analog for isolation, confinement, and remote conditions in exploration scenarios,” NASA officials explained in a video description . “This video gives a tour of where crew members live, work, sleep, and eat during the analog missions.”

Currently, the HERA program is in the midst of the HERA Campiagn 4 series of four 45-day missions that run between May 2017 and March 2018. The current increment, HERA Campaign 4 Mission XIV, began on Aug. 5 and will end on Sept. 18. You can learn more about the HERA program at NASA’s website here , and about the current HERA mission here

Here’s a 360-degree look inside HERA: 

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And a 360-degree look at the HERA module’s exterior: 

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Note: Space.com senior producer Steve Spaleta  contributed to this report.

Email Tariq Malik at tmalik@space.com or follow him @tariqjmalik . Follow us @Spacedotcom , Facebook  and Google+ . Original article on Space.com .

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