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10 steps to surviving on sMars

20 Sep 2015, 00:17 UTC
10 steps to surviving on sMars
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I write a lot every single day through email to Mission Support, daily reports, research projects, and surveys. None of these are a blog. So, I’ve finally spent three weeks in the dome and I’ve come up with a definitive list of the top ten ways to survive in the dome.

Stay in Compliance

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Andrzej and Shey use an Oculus headset to perform one of our mission research tasks

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