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Brian Shiro

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Geology, Geography
Why I Want to Build a MoonBase

I want to build a Moon Base to advance scientific discovery that unlocks the mysteries of the early solar system, to extract resources that will enable exploration throughout the solar system, and establish a permanent human presence beyond Earth.

I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about exploration and discovery, particularly when applications can benefit both life on Earth and expansion into the solar system. I want to be a part of humanity's journey to the Moon and beyond.

Professional Biography

Brian Shiro studies how geophysical exploration can be adapted for other worlds. An experience expeditionary scientist, Brian has served on two simulated Mars mission crews and manages crew surface exploration activities for NASA’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation (HI-SEAS) program. Brian also is co-founder of the non-profit Association of Spaceflight Professionals (ASP), which provides professional development and mission development opportunities for aspiring astronauts. A Highly Qualified astronaut applicant since 2008, he has conducted microgravity research and completed multiple astronaut training programs. Brian holds a B.A. in Integrated Science, Geology, and Physics from Northwestern University, a M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis, and a M.S. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota. He is also a graduate of the International Space University and a current Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

How I and/or my organization will contribute to building a MoonBase. - 250 Max Characters

Our project HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) has been funded by NASA since 2012 to learn how isolated humans crews function with high autonomy when exploring a planetary analog environment, including lava tubes.

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My Areas of Expertise

I am a geophysicist working in natural hazard mitigation, subsurface resource characterization in planetary analog environments, and field operations for the Moon and Mars. I can assist the Moon Base effort in areas of geology and operations.