The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) serves as an analog for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) to study and evaluate impacts due to isolation, remoteness and confined habitation. Investigators will be looking at psychological, human factor and physiological impacts and the development and verification of countermeasures to reduce or mitigate those impacts. Each HERA mission will simulate space exploration scenarios.
HERA Campaign 3 consisted of four 30-day missions, which were implemented per the following schedule: Mission 1 January 26 – February 24, 2016; Mission 2 May 2 – May 31, 2016; Mission 3 July 13 – August 12, 2016; and Mission 4 September 19, 2016 – October 19, 2016. During each of these missions, up to 21 investigations were conducted.