FC Bayern München were crowned Club World Cup Champions on December 21, 2013 after beating Raja Casablanca 2:0. With this they concluded what could be considered their most successful year after winning a historical treble of UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Cup followed by UEFA Super Cup. It was only logical for them to end up on top of the world that year.
It has been a year since Christiane Heinicke has had an egg. Or been in a car. Or gone outside without a spacesuit.
Since last August, the German physicist has been living with five other people in a 1,200-square-foot, solar-powered dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano in an experiment in Mars-like living. The project, known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS, ended Sunday.
Today, the crew is back in the town of Kailua-Kona to debrief and answer the big question: What advice would they give to future would-be inhabitants?
“Bring something to work on. Something meaningful to work on,” Heinicke said in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday by the University of Hawaii, which is running the NASA-funded research project. “One of your biggest enemies is boredom. The other big enemies, of course, are the rest of the crew,” she said, laughing.
The goal of HI-SEAS is to test what it would be like for people to live on Mars, and what the project designers call “team performance and cohesion” — or how a group of strangers might handle being stuck together for 12 months.