Monthly Archives: January 2015

Final Days of the Fish Naming Contest!

We’re going to start wrapping up the contest. We’re going to give it until next Friday (Feb 6), and then we’ll tally up the votes and have a winner. Below is┬áthe short-list of names we like, and and their contributors. … Continue reading

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Comet Lovejoy

Soph and Neil went out on a night-time photography EVA the other night to capture Comet Lovejoy on film. It was a complete success. Enjoy!

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School Projects!

Hi all! We’ve all been chipping in over the past few days to create some projects for school kids in Nevada. Six projects we proposed were picked up by schools there, and we made some introductory videos for them to … Continue reading

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Sundays in the Hab

Zak and I did another Voxer interview. You can check it out here. News from the Dome… Well, it was a quiet weekend, with Comms being an issue. Sunday was my day to cook (we each cook dinner once a … Continue reading

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Comms Black Out

Pretty much all our internet traffic runs through a router on Mauna Kea, which had a hardware fail last night, and we just got comms back about an hour ago. Given that it was a hardware issue, that our PI … Continue reading

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Names So Far

We’ve been getting some awesome name suggestions for the new crew member, and I thought I’d take a minute to share some of them with you. “Pika Peak” or “Pikaia of Mars”. Pikaia is the name that was given to … Continue reading

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Why We Need Plants and Animals in Space

We recently received a fish and aquaponics set in one of our resupply shipments. Certainly having plants as part of a Mars mission is important. But animals? It seems difficult. Is having animals realistic of what a real mission would … Continue reading

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