Ansley Barnard

HI-SEAS Mission V

Ansley Barnard is a Systems Optimization Engineer at Ford focusing on parametric and multi-disciplinary optimization. In 2017, she was selected as an analog astronaut for the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). Data from her mission is used by psychologists to advise NASA, The European Space Agency, and others researching psychosocial factors in isolated, confined, and extreme environments. Ansley holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and has previously worked on advanced composite structures at Boeing and IndyCar aerodynamics at Pratt & Miller Engineering.

HI-SEAS camp in Hawaii hosting martian analogue missions
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Key skills for developing resilience and managing work in isolation

Written by Ansley Barnard Jan 11 2021 · 7 min read
We’ve all experienced isolation and physical distancing this year. We’ve had to adapt our professional and personal lives dramatically, and learn new skills. But unlike most people, this was not new for me: In 2017, I was a crew member on HI-SEAS Mission V, a space analog experiment in Hawaii.
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