Friday, May 7, 2010
Crew-95: Return to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in June
I will be returning to the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) next month as an engineer on Crew-95. The crew for this mission will consist of MDRS veterans Artemis Westenberg, Keith Keplinger, James Harris, and Joshua Nelson. This will not be a research/science mission but rather a refit mission to prepare the Hab for the next research season as well as the summer program put together by Dr. Penelope Boston. During our stay at the MDRS, the Mars Society will be hosting the University Rover Challenge (June 3-5, 2010) where teams of university students will be bringing a new generation of Mars rovers for a series of challenging tests. This will be the fourth University Rover Challenge hosted by the Mars Society.
This is the Oregon State University's 2010 Rover: