Mars mission to Iceland – Part 3

> BEEP “Is it on? I love this guy!” > SYSTEM STATUS. OK. > SO THE MEATBAGS HAVE SWITCHED ME ON. ABOUT TIME. > ENVIRONMENT STATUS. INDOORS. > HUH? > … > OK, PRECIPITATION HEAVY OUTSIDE. IN MY PRESENT CONFIGURATION I’M BETTER IN THE DRY. SO IS THE CAR BATTERY POWERING ME. ALTHOUGH, IT WOULD […]

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Mars mission to Iceland – Part 2

“Oh Hey – There is Orange Soil” Two main discoveries on Day 3 of our analogue mission to Mars: (1) Despite looking for Mars we’ve found an awful lot of the Moon. This isn’t that surprising given that our EVA’s today were mainly over dark basaltic lava flows searching for good alteration targets for our […]

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Mars mission to Iceland – Part 1

So I’m probably Jack Swigert. As a fall-back, last-minute replacement for an oversubscribed colleague, I have no illusions of my role on this mission – Rover Module Pilot and Bag Carrier. A job that I have undertaken with quiet stoicism and gin. It is now Day 2 of our 10 day mission to our Mars […]

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