|Posted on Nov 20, 2008 12:44:41 AM | Michael Bibbo | |||
We just came back from the Big Island of Hawaii where we were shooting for an upcoming episode. We had a great time, but what a long flight! We shot some testing that NASA is doing with the volcanic soil there. It turns out that the volcanic soil in Hawaii is very similar to what we expect to find on the moon. In this testing, researchers were actually extracting oxygen and water out of the soil. With this technology, astronauts will not have to bring all of there oxygen and water with them, they can just make it there! Who knows, this technology may be able to help drought stricken places back here on Earth too. It amazes me every day what the hard working people at NASA can do to help out world.
We also shot on top of Mauna Kea at 13,700 ft, because the worlds largest collection of telescopes are up there. We also did a short piece at Volcanoes National Park to find out how NASA is helping us better understand volcanoes. You can check out our pictures from this trip here:
Photo: Courtesy of a fan
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