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Our man on the moon. LunAres Theia II mission 2023. Hubert Kijek sums up the week in the LunAres habitat

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The TVN24 BiS journalist’s participation in the Theia II 2023 analog mission, which imitates a real expedition to the surface of the Silver Globe, is coming to an end. On Thursday, the day before leaving the LunAres habitat, he briefly summarized his first impressions of his stay “on the moon”.

Mission Theia II 2023 has been running since last Friday. It was then that our man “on the moon”, Hubert Kijek, was locked up in the LunAres habitat, a research center in the vicinity of saws (Greater Poland Voivodeship) together with volunteers with several “astronauts” from Germany and Mexico. The TVN24 BiS reporter, like others, was almost cut off from the outside world. On Thursday, he began to summarize his participation in the analog lunar mission.

“I lived like a future inhabitant of the Silver Globe”

– I spent Valentine’s Day without my wife, on Fat Thursday I didn’t eat a donut. I had no access to coffee and sugar, neither to the press nor to social media – said Kijek.

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– I lived like a future inhabitant of the Silver Globe. Every day we had to do a lot of experiments, different exercises – he said. As he recalled, these are still ongoing. After Stick leaves the LunAres habitat on Friday, the mission will continue for another week.

The TVN24 reporter said that he had been getting to know the rest of the mission participants over the last few days. “We were strangers to each other at first,” he said. – We talked about our culture, favorite movies – he reported. He added that his Mexican colleagues told him how to prepare a quesadilla, and he told the rest of the “astronauts” about ski jumping, one of the favorite sports of Poles.

Kijek, apart from the fact that during the mission – which is coming to an end for him – serves as a communications officer, he also dealt with the cultivation of plants in conditions resembling those prevailing in spacesuch as beans, spinach, mint or lamb’s lettuce.

“We had a little crisis”

During the expedition simulating the expedition to the natural satellite of the Earth, there were some unforeseen situations and problems. During his Thursday report, he recalled the last one “space walk”, during which there was a leak from the suit of one of the spacewalkers.

We had a little crisis yesterday. (…) A small quarrel arose – said Kijek and introduced the “astronaut”, who – as he continued – “was able to deal with it, was able to stop everything”. – He took us to the kitchen, we talked, we poured out our regrets. The situation has calmed down, he added.

What challenges does Hubert Kijek face during the LunAres mission? We follow the course of his visit to the “extraterrestrial” base in the series “Our Man on the Moon” on TVN24 BiS and on tvnmeteo.pl.

“Our Man in the Moon” – trailer of the programTVN24 BiS

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