MDRS 89

More information can be found at The Mars Society and at Mars Desert Research Station.

MDRS 89 is a simulated Mars mission, held at the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah. Commanded by Brian Shiro (Geophysicist), Crew 89 consists of Carla Haroz (XO), Darrel Robertson (Engineer), Luís Saraiva (Biologist), Kiri Wagstaff (Geologist, Information), and myself as the Crew Astronomer. For two weeks, from January 23 until February 6, we lived in the Hab while conducting science experiments, going on EVAs, maintaining the Hab, and learning how future manned missions will operate once they land on Mars.

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NEWS COVERAGE

The State News 2.11.2010 Article and Slideshow (with commentary). Also check out the front page of that day’s paper.
The Mars Society 2.11.2010 Press Release, written by Crew 89.
Birmingham Eccentric 2.7.2010 The articles are no longer hosted, so I’ll upload copies when I have the chance.

CREW COVERAGE

Phase I – Planning 8.20.2009 The Mars Society
  10.25.2009 I’m going to Mars!
  10.29.2009 MDRS – Initial Preparation
  11.9.2009 Luminosity Changes
  12.6.2009 Seven Weeks and Counting…
  12.28.2009 Not Quite $5 Billion…
  1.15.2010 Final Preparations
Phase II – Execution Sol 0 (1.23.2010) Last Night on Earth and Part Deux
Crew Blog and Crew Reports
  Sol 1 (1.24.2010) ATVs and EVAs
Crew Blog, Brian’s Blog, and Crew Reports
  Sol 2 (1.25.2010) Command and Cake
Crew Blog, The Painted Desert, and Crew Reports
  Sol 3 (1.26.2010) Cross Country
Crew Blog, Brian’s Blog, and Crew Reports
  Sol 4 (1.27.2010) Snowfall
Crew Blog Part 1 and Part 2, and Crew Reports
  Sol 5 (1.28.2010) Martian Invasion
Crew Blog, Brian’s Blog, and Crew Reports
  Sol 6 (1.29.2010) Fallen
Crew Blog, Staying in Sim, and Crew Reports
  Sol 7 (1.30.2010) Water on Mars
Crew Blog, Dirt, Brian’s Blog, and Crew Reports
  Sol 8 (1.31.2010) Olympus Mons
Crew Blog and Crew Reports
  Sol 9 (2.1.2010) No Road | Cross-posted on Crew Blog
Brian’s Blog and Crew Reports
  Sol 10 (2.2.2010) Viking I
Crew Blog and Crew Reports
  Sol 11 (2.3.2010) HabCom
Mars Dessert Research Station, Brian’s Blog, and Crew Reports
  Sol 12 (2.4.2010) Home Stretch and Science Report
Crew Blog Part 1 and Part 2, Brian’s Blog Part 1 and Part 2, and Crew Reports
  Sol 13 (2.5.2010) Last Full Day
Crew Blog and Crew Reports
  Sol 14 (2.6.2010) Earth Return Vehicle
Crew Blog and Brian’s Summary
Phase III – Debriefing 2.13.2010 Returning to Life
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