Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Birthday to Mom!

Hmmm, I may have a Scrabble obsession that I didn’t know about… Anyways, happy birthday mom! Hope it’s a good one! Advertisements

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Why We Need Spacesuits On Mars

Sophie and Neil made this most adorable video yesterday for an elementary school class. Enjoy!

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The Essentials

So part of Zak’s research here is to find out what sort of things are 3D printers good for in space. What spare parts need replacing, what new fixtures can be created. He’s done some nice little additions to the … Continue reading

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Energy on Mars

So we have some pretty cool energy systems here on “Mars”. We get the majority of our electricity from a 10 kW photovoltaic array, and store the energy on Sony lithium-iron-sulfide batteries for use at night. If we get a … Continue reading

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And this one is for Lucy!

Happy birthday lil’ sis! DFTBA!

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This one’s for Dad

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Composting on Mars

So believe it or not, my project here is gardening! I do not exactly have a green thumb, so if I can grow veggies indoors under artificial lights, anyone can. One of the things I wanted to do that’s related to … Continue reading

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