Monthly Archives: February 2015

Happy Birth Day Baby Brynn!

I woke up this morning to find out I had a new niece! Susan and Brock had their first baby, Brynn Lisa, this morning. Lucy is on our Mission Support now and posted the news to Basecamp, so everyone was … Continue reading

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Gung hei fat choi!

Happy Chinese NY! We had a great Chinese New Year celebration in the Dome. Jason, Christina and Nimali sent over a bunch of shelf-stable Chinese hot pot ingredients in the last resupply, so we had an excellent hot pot dinner. … Continue reading

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Staying Fit on Mars

One of the surprising highlights of the mission has been our group workouts. I was really worried about losing my fitness while here – we have a treadmill, but it’s really noisy, and I feel awkward about using it when … Continue reading

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Half-Way Home

Yesterday at 17:17 we hit the half-way point in our mission. So as of today I guess we’re officially at risk of “third quarter syndrome”, although we all still feel pretty much the same today as we did any other … Continue reading

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AstroNuts Outreach

We had some questions from the AstroNuts Kids Space Club in Toronto, and made this video to answer their questions. We talk about what research we’re doing, Martian gravity, food, what we do all day, and how we were selected … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is…..

…. Blastoff McRocketboots! Runners up were Marvin and Rover. So congratulations to Heather Stoneham’s kindergarten class for coming up with this entry. I must say, this was a tough contest. So many good options! I may have to start naming … Continue reading

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