Tag Archives: Outreach

Water Recycling on Mars

We started up 6 major outreach projects with a number of schools in the Clark County School District in Nevada, as you recall, and one of them was a water recycling project. I think that was the one with the … 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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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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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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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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