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Mars Arctic 365 Finalists Test at MDRS

18 Nov 2014, 16:48 UTC
Mars Arctic 365 Finalists Test at MDRS
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Finalist
candidates for the Mars Arctic 365 Mission (MA365) are currently participating
in field testing and training at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah as part of the down select process.MDRS Crew 142 (at left), commanded by Australian engineer Digby Tarvin, and including
(from left to right) engineer Christiane Heinicke (Germany), engineer Dario
Paratesh (Italy), Digby Tarvin, astrobiologist Cyprien Verseux (France), environmental
scientist Carmel Johnston (USA) and biologist Vincent Coljee (USA), has just
completed its two-week visit at the site and has handed the station over to
MDRS Crew 143, which will also operate the facility for the next two weeks.

MDRS Crew 143 (at right) is led by planetary geologist Paul Knightly (USA) and includes,
(from left to right) physicist Claude-Michel Laroche (Canada), aerospace
engineer Alexandre Mangeot (France), arctic biologist Paul Sokoloff (Canada),
journalist Anastasiya Stepanova (Russia), engineer Ian Silversides (Canada) and
Paul Knightly.

Reports from
Crew 143 will be posted online in English, French and Russian. [Photo taken during pre-sim stage at MDRS]

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