MARS DESERT RESEARCH STATION

Crew Photos – December 28th

Commander Gibson remotely shuts off the inertial measurement unit which guinea pig Anselm has strapped to his head.
Commander Gibson’s walking course
The EVA team stopped by this interesting rock formation on their way back to the Hab.
The sediment layers in the chasm were beautiful to see.
Anselm and Brittany stand in front of Candor Chasm during their EVA
The EVA crew stops to enjoy the view mid-journey.

Crew Photos – December 27th

Sean thins radish plants.

 

Sunrise on Mars.

 

Ancient drainage patterns on surface of Mars where water once flowed.

 

Connor sews a mission patch onto his new flight suit.

Crew Photos – December 25th

Baking action shot! Shelf-stable ingredients make surprisingly good croissants.
Commander Gibson watches a pseudo-haboob out the window.
Connor can’t contain his excitement as he opens his gift.
King Anselm surveys his kingdom.
Sean takes his pick of presents in the crew’s gift swap.
The crew enjoys breakfast together before opening Christmas crackers.
A Very Martian Christmas!

Crew Photos – December 23rd

The EVA crew poses after reaching their destination
Weather monitoring equipment shows abnormal temperatures in the GreenHab
Brittany and Sean smile while stopping to confirm plans
Brittany leads the EVA team northwards
Sean grins at the mouth of the ravine which the EVA crew explored.
With light snowfall both yesterday and today, the EVA was a rather damp affair.

Crew Photos – December 22nd

Geoffreys fresh-baked bread kept morale high in the afternoon
GreenHab officer Sean scrutinizes the germination of seeds for the GreenHab
Our planned EVA was cancelled due to inclement weather but at least it looked pretty!
Snowfall on Mars!
The crew relaxed in the evening with a spirited round of charades
Brittany waters some fresh transplants in the GreenHab
Commander Gibson took a break from commanding to draw this beautiful Mars mandala

Crew Photos – December 21st

The EVA team departs
Sean inspects plants as darkness falls in the GreenHab
GreenHab officers Brittany and Sean tend to some lettuce plants
Brittany waters some new transplants
Connor takes a selfie as the EVA crew prepares to leave
Anselm prepares to release Bernie the pack rat into the
wild. Be free, Bernie!!
Connor and Alison get into the spirit of the EVA
Connor, Alison, and Anselm pose during the EVA

Crew Photos – December 20th

Bernie the Pack Rat

 

Brittany helps Alison Suit Up

 

Brittany hold her crew members’ shadows on Lower Blue Hill

 

EVA Team 2

 

Jumping for Joy

 

Overlooking the Hab

 

Anselm and Alison Adventure

 

EVA Team 1