GNF: Habitats, Extreme Analogues, Research, Training, Culture and Arts for Space Exploration (HEART-CASE)

Day: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Time: 17:35-18:30 MSK

The GLEX GNF Panel will address various aspects of habitats, exploration, astronautics, society and settlements: Science, Technology, Missions, Moon-Mars Synergy, astronauts and Moonbases, Sociocultural, Economy, MoonVillage, Young Lunar & Galilean Explorers, training and capacity building, ArtMoonMars.

The EuroMoonMars initiative with exploration partners,conducted field campaigns in Moon-Mars analogue environments. The field campaigns have been organised in specific locations of technical, scientific and exploration interest, at Utah MDRS with ILEWG, ESA ESTEC, NASA Ames, VU Amsterdam. Yearly EuroMoonMars field campaigns were conducted in extreme sites and habitats. The campaigns consist of research activities for data analysis, instruments tests and development, field tests in Moon-Mars analogues, pilot projects, training and hands-on workshops and outreach activities.

The International Moonbase Alliance (IMA) and Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) joined on a series of EuroMoonMars, IMA and HI-SEAS (EMMIHS) campaigns, at the HI-SEAS analogue facilities in Hawaii. As of 2018, IMA, an organization dedicated to building sustainable settlements on the Moon, has been organising regular simulated missions to the Moon and Mars at HI-SEAS. Some EuroMoonMars campaigns were conducted in an isolated MoonMars habitat in Poland at AATC Analog Astronaut Training Center , and in Iceland towards the deployment of a lavatube subsurface habitat. A number of extreme analogue Habitats concepts have been studied, developed and tested, feeding forward the design and development of future MoonMars Habitats. We shall describe the status of projects, and of analogue astronaut simulations.

Members of IAF ITACCUS, Exploration and Space Habitats committee,have joined, enhancing technical and socio-cultural issues of MoonMars settlements. The ArtMoonMars programme of cultural and artistic activities was started by ILEWG in collaboration with ESA and partner institutions, for events, workshops and artist residencies. Artists demos with scientists and engineers, including visual, electronic, VR artefacts and art performances. One ArtMoonMars pilot project is , an international collaborative artwork towardsf 100 artefacts to the Moon. Moon Gallery aims to set up the first permanent museum on the Moon.

This session is organized by

IAF Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS)


Bernard FOING

Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG), EuroMoonMars, Chair IAF ITACCUS Committee



Jean-François CLERVOY

ESA astronaut, Honorary Chairman, Novespace



Director, Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBMP RAS)


Ioana Roxana PERRIER

Professor Space Science and Physics, IPSA (Institut polytechnique des sciences avancées ) Air and Space Engineering School



Curator, Manager and the Deputy-Chair, Moon Gallery Foundation


Speakers Connected Remotely


Director of Scientific Projects, Analog Astronaut Training Center



CEO, Blue Planet Foundation, Chair PISCES & HI-SEAS, Founder International Moonbase Alliance

United States