Sol:5 ????‍????

Habemus antennam (et samples) The first part of experiments has been completely set up (geological and biological samples, satellite ground station), and now the crew move towards other experiments (drone mapping, 3D scanning, 3D printing). #smops #marsplanet #desertresearch #spaceflight #spacetravel #spacecraft #astronauts #spacestation #spaceexploration #astronomer #outerspace #astronaut #astronomy #starlink #spaceindustry #planets #spaceman #satellite #asteroid #galaxies #spaceart…

SOL: 4

Exploration beginsThe SMOPS crew is now up to speed, with longer and more complex EVAs and experiment processing. #smops #marsdeserresearchstation #spaceflight #spacetravel #spacestation #spaceexploration #astronomer #outerspace #spaceindustry #spaceman #satellite #spaceart #sciencelover #astrophysics #earthfromspace #launchamerica #spacecraft #astronomie #astrophotography #sciencefacts #instascience #spazio #astronauts #universetoday #scienceisfun #astro_photography_ #astrophoto #nightscaper #spaceshuttle #nightshooters

SOL:3

A busy day!Busy day for the crew, between EVAs and the last breaking of Sim to retrieve the last heavy package (Industrial 3D Printer). #smops #mdrs #marsdesertresearch #spacemedicinoperations #marsplanet #mars #spaceexploration #outerspace #astronomer #astronaut #astronomy #spacetravel #galaxies #launchamerica #space #spacecraft #astronauts #spaceshuttle #marte #spacestation #spazio #spaceart #astrophotography #astronomia #astrophysics #universetoday #astro_photography_ #astrophoto #startrails #astronomía

SOL:2

Finally on Mars!From today the Crew is finally on Mars, and several experiments are ongoing.Today the weather was more favourable, and the crew was able to perform the first EVA and to dedicate some time to process wearable sensors data from the EVA and kick-off the Astroskin experiment (continuous monitoring). #smops #mdrs #marsdesertresearch #spacemedicinoperations #eva #spaceflight #spaceexploration…

SOL: 2 ????‍????

Celebrating Yuri’s Night from the Mars Desert Research Station with the most incredible crew of analogue astronauts (MDRS crew 245): Paolo Guardabasso, Simone Paternostro, Nadia Maarouf, Vittorio Netti, Benjamin Pothier, Luca Rossettini.#smops #mdrs #marsdesertresearch #spacemedicinoperations #yurisnight #crew #astronauts #spaceexploration #spacemission #spaceflight #hubble #astronautlife #spacetravel #astronomy #crewlove #spaceart #planets #spacecraft #spacephotography #crewlife #earthfromspace #spacestation #astrophoto #astronomie…

SOL: 1

SOL: 1  A windy daySim has been delayed all day waiting for favourable conditions for the unsuited rover training that did not yet happen. The Crew decided to start sim tomorrow morning.The crew performed EVA suit training and tested the SMOPS flight suits and boots. The first meal at the station was prepared (no insects were…

SOL: 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 Paolo Guardabasso#smops #mdrs #marsdesertresearch #spacemedicinoperations #space…

-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 with expertise in Cardiac Sciences, Clinical…

-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, microscope, Petri dishes, gloves, and glasses.2.…

-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 for simulations and renderings for a…