• FLASHLINE-16 Daily Report 11-07-2024

    Author: Michael Andrews – Crew Logistics We are anticipating today to be our last full day at the Devon Island and our research station. Although this report may be short, the day was full of uneventful yet necessary tasks to prepare the habitat for the winter. It is an odd experience to pack up the station,…

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  • FLASHLINE-16 Daily Report 10-07-2024

    Author: Michael Andrews – Crew Logistics The Arctic Wolves team started the day with the assumption that we may have to depart as early as 1800 tonight. We later learned that we would have more time than expected until our departure flight, but we had the following objectives initially: I spent some time in the morning…

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  • FLASHLINE-16 Daily Report 09-07-2024

    Author: Michael Andrews – Crew Logistics This was our last day in true simulation on Devon Island, so we did our best to make it count. The Arctic Wolves crew had the following objectives: Once again, our breakfast was quick while we discussed our plans for the morning. The first EVA of the day would be…

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  • FLASHLINE-16 Science Report-06 09-07-2024

    Author: Natasha Nicholson – Chief Science Officer Flashline Mars Research Station, Devon Island, 75°25’53”N,  89°49’27”W, Nunavut. Expedition Commander: Natasha Nicholson Team: Ilaria Cinelli, Mason Robbins Destination(s): The ‘pale grey mound’ to the southeast of the research station Transport: ATV Distance Travelled: 3.94miles/6.34km Furthest coordinates from the station: 75°24’12.9”N, 89°48’41”W Expedition Duration: 4.35hrs Time: 11.45 – 16.20…

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  • Flashline-16 EVA Report-02 09-07-2024

    Extra-Vehicular Activity Report 02 Leader: Michael Andrews Team: Tiffany Swarmer Destination(s): as far upstream as possible for water samples Transport: ATV Duration: 2.55 hrs Time: 1822-2053 Furthest coordinates from the station: 75.447054 N, 89.901329 W Expedition Objectives: Equipment Used: Expedition Description: HSO Swarmer and I exited the habitat and carried our gear to the ATVs. …

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  • Flashline-16 Journalist Report 09-07-2024

    Author: Tiffany Swarmer – Health and Science Officer The Mars Arctic Research Station, Crew 16, is honored to be on the island of Tallurutit, (also known as Devon Island), during Nunavut Day celebrated on July 9th. In Inuktitut, the most widely spoken Inuit language in the region, Nunavut means “our land”, and Nunavut Day celebrates…

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  • Flashline-16 EVA Report-02 08-07-2024

    Extra-Vehicular Activity Report 02 Leader: Mason Robbins Team: Michael Andrews Destination(s): Multiple level locations south and west of the habitat Transport: On foot Duration: 1.25 hrs Time: 1945-2100 Furthest coordinates from the station: 75.428063 N, -89.84485 W Expedition Objectives: Equipment Used: Expedition Description: Robbins and I exited the station around 1945 with HSO Swarmer on…

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  • Flashline-16 EVA Report-01 08-07-2024

    Extra-Vehicular Activity Report 01 Leader: Michael Andrews Team: Ilaria Cinelli, Mason Robbins Destination(s): The data logger locations on the outermost rim of the Haughton Crater Transport: ATV and On foot Duration: 2.25 hrs Time: 1045-1300 Furthest coordinates from the station: 75° 25′ 4.1″ N, -89° 48′ 50.4″ W Expedition Objectives: Expedition Description: The team exited…

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  • FLASHLINE-16 Daily Report 08-07-2024

    Author: Michael Andrews – Crew Logistics The MARS-16 crew really hit their stride today! We had the following objectives on our second true day of simulation: This morning, we had a simple breakfast of cereal, dehydrated fruit, and powdered milk. The crew came to an agreement that during simulation, it’s best to stick to minimal prep…

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  • FLASHLINE-16 Daily Report 07-07-2024

    Author: Michael Andrews – Crew Logistics The team had an eventful simulation day! The morning was spent on preparation for our first EVA walk, and the afternoon focused on that task. After getting a quick and simple breakfast, we identified the last few actions that needed to happen before our first EVA. One mantra that our…

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