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Top News 11 April 2022 0

Landing day: At 12:30 the SMOPS crew arrived at the stationUnloaded the CrewCar and the rental car and used the CrewCar to go back to Hanksville to retrieve food and cargo. Then they did some MDRS training with Shannon and showed the station around to the crew.Information provided by... Read more
-3 Days to go and counting!
Today we want to present to you our crew! Paolo: Aerospace Engineer, currently a PhD candidate at the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO) in Toulouse (FR). The main subjects of his research are space debris, multi-body orbital mechanics and lunar exploration missions. Nadia: A medical scientist... Read more
-11 Days to go and counting!
Today, we are going to explore two of the last experiments we intend to carry out at MDRS! Experiments: Air Purifier, SatCom, and Kinesiology, Biomonitoring, Spit Test. Experiment referent: Luca Rossettini👩‍🚀, PhD and Dr Nadia Maarouf👩‍🚀 Equipment needed for the first set of experiments: 1. Electric transformer, PC, laptop,... Read more
-16 Days to go and counting!
Today, we will keep on going with the experiment list. Experiments: 3D Scanning, Headset Experiment referent: Benjamin Pothier, PhD👩‍🚀 Equipment needed:1. 1x Handheld 3D scanner.2. 1x Headset, liquid for conservation, battery for remote use. The first experiment wants to explore the structure integrity: obtain the model of the MDRS... Read more
-17 Days to go and counting!
In the last post, we talked about one of the experiments! Today, we are going to show you how varied and complex the experiment list still is. Since MDRS is a so-called “geological analogue” of Mars, we’ll take advantage of this chance and perform experiments on the soil of... Read more
New version of Mars City in VR under preparation
A new version of our Mars City in Vr is under testing. New interiors design, updated Mars Greenhouse, new user experience features. Read more
After a year on Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover is on course for big discoveries
The Perseverance rover’s second year on Mars should be even more action-packed than the first. The car-sized Perseverance rover landed inside the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, tasked with searching for signs of ancient Mars life and collecting dozens of samples for future return to Earth.... Read more
NASA’s InSight Mars lander bounces back from dust storm, but its days are numbered
NASA’s InSight Mars lander has shaken off the effects of a recent dust storm, likely allowing the spacecraft to collect science data for a few more months . InSight went into a protective safe mode on Jan. 7, temporarily shutting down its instruments after a huge dust storm prevented... Read more
4th Number of the Mars Planet Report
The 4th Number of the Mars Planet Report is available on line to download. Read more
James Webb Space Telescope arrives at new home in space
After traveling nearly one million miles, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reached its final destination on January 24. The most powerful observatory ever launched into space, the James Webb Space Telescope took off on December 25, 2021 to explore the cosmos and the first milestones of our universe. Since... Read more