"We are now doing science on Mars!"
Erick Tijerino, Crew Engineer
THE CREW 120 DECEMBER 15 -29
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The Crew 120, a team of six professionals ready to work at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) project, created by The Mars Society, and located in Utah. The Challenge is to be on a Mission on a landscape created to test and experience the future exploration of Mars.
The team: John Reynolds, the Commander of the Mission; Derek Pelland as Executive Officer; Nora Swisher, Astronomer & Health/Safety Officer; April Davis as Geologist; Diane Turnshek, Astronomer; and Erick Tijerino, Engineer.
The Official Site describes exploration of Mars as the "great Challenge of our times".
A global program of Mars exploration operations research, the MARS project will include four Mars base-like habitats located in deserts in the Canadian Arctic, the American southwest, the Australian outback, and Iceland. In these Mars-like environments, we will launch a program of extensive long-duration geology and biology field exploration operations conducted in the same style and under many of the same constraints as they would on the Red Planet. By doing so, we will start the process of learning how to explore on Mars.
So for the next weeks, every day, this site is going to release information, interviews and opinions from the team, the Crew 120. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook or send us a mail.
Website created by Luis Assardo, Journalist.