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Departure Delayed

20230628 update The availability of the flights north puts our new departure date at July 11th with a put-in to the crater of July 15th. Based on the conversations with the Canadian government, their deadline for getting us the permit is the 15th and we’ll assume they wont get it to us earlier to risk… Read More »Departure Delayed

Gear list

20230623 Did you know there’s a page of this website dedicated to my gear? See the link in the menu under “About”. Gear, equipment, and food have been the subject of most of the prep work and communication for this mission. Hours of discussion on what kinds of tents to bring, which foods will work… Read More »Gear list

One week to go

20230618 Things have been accelerating since the crew met up in Seattle. We’ve started daily meetings to complete the last open items and equipment has started to show up at my house. Some of this equipment is less expensive to carry on the plane, while other items have simply been unavailable in northern Canada. Some… Read More »One week to go

Gather Your Crew

20230609 We had our first in-person meeting with most of the crew today in the Redmond Space District. Having worked with each other remotely for months, we seamlessly got to work reviewing equipment information and mission plans. We poured over some detailed topographical maps of the Haughton Crater and discussed points of interest that we… Read More »Gather Your Crew

Crew members outside the FMARS Hab.

Sciency Background Stuff

20230524 What is The Mars Society? The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media, and the government on the benefits of… Read More »Sciency Background Stuff

Are you ready

…to explore our Solar System? 20230515 Something truly groundbreaking is in the works. In the next few years, you and I are going to witness a fellow human leave Earth and permanently make Mars their home. Other vast space exploration efforts have already been made, of course. We’ve seen moon landings, the construction and expansion… Read More »Are you ready