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#1 2002-04-04 07:25:30

Registered: 2002-04-04
Posts: 1

Re: next crew for flashline arctic station?

Does anybody know if (when)  the summer 2002 crew for the flashline arctic station has been (will be) announced ?


#2 2002-04-04 13:57:47

From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: 2001-09-04
Posts: 642

Re: next crew for flashline arctic station?

(I've moved this topic from 'Free Chat' to the more appropriate 'Mars Analogue Research Stations' forum)

As far as I can tell from the Mars Society Arctic Base website, the crews have not been announced. I would imagine that it will be announced in the next month or so.

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#3 2015-11-29 18:47:50

From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 23,056

Re: next crew for flashline arctic station?

No issues found in this old topic.

Duplicate topic links from: which is now closed

Rxke wrote:

National Geographic

Ok, I know... Wrong place to mention this, i guess...

Was surpirsed that the link was still good.....

The artic base link needs updating to

Located on Devon Island 165 kilometers north east of the hamlet of Resolute in Nunavut, Canada, the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) is a unique Mars exploration analog research facility established in 2000 by the Mars Society, the world's largest space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.

banner_fmars2.png … ch_Station

The first set of the station's wall panels were erected on July 20, 2000. The first crews to use the station was sent to Devon Island in April 2001 to check on the condition of the hab after the winter and to finish building out the interior. Summertime mission have been the norm as it resembles a mars condition. … 9371915902

The Mars Society intends to advance planning for its one-year Mars Arctic 365 program at FMARS by down-selecting to a single crew that will first be “put to the test” as part of an 80-day mission at the organization’s Mars Desert Research Station in the fall of 2016. The crew, including alternates, of Mars Awakening 80 (MA80), as the mission is being called, will consist of nine individuals drawn from the U.S., France, Canada, Germany and Russia who previously made the cut of 21 finalists chosen from an initial pool of over 200 volunteers. More details regarding the new MA80 mission will be announced soon.


#4 2015-11-29 19:41:46

From: Winnipeg, Canada
Registered: 2002-08-20
Posts: 6,733

Re: next crew for flashline arctic station?

I argued for a 365 day mission, years ago. I was told then it couldn't be done. My argument was if it can't be done, how will you do it on Mars? There was a 4-month mission to FMARS: May 1 - August 31, 2007. Four of the 7 crew members were the president and members of the board of directors for Mars Society Canada. A new president and board were elected; that was the last announcement on the MSC website. Never heard from again. The Mars Society Canada suffered from the same thing as many things in Canada: members from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa thought they were all of Canada, ignored the rest of the country. When I did attend one meeting, I was treated as an outsider. When I tried to talk to the president as the head of the Winnipeg chapter, I was chastised. Oh, well. Anyway, I'm glad to see MA365 is happening.

Won't apply myself, though. I'm middle-age, getting to be a woose about winter cold. Two years ago we set a weather record: not the coldest temperature, but 90 days where the daytime high did not get above -20°C. Water pipes froze. City workers worked overtime repairing burst water mains, and trying to melt pipes to houses. In some areas they connected a trailer with a water tank to deliver water. Winnipeg is know for -40°C weather, but the last time it got that cold was one night in January 2005. I delivered newspapers when I was in junior high. Every day, regardless of weather. In winter, often came home with fingers red and completely numb, no feeling at all. Range of motion was 1/2". My mother held my hands under running lukewarm water; it felt hot! Hurt like hell as feeling returned. Looking up symptoms now, that was frost nip, the first stage of frost bite. It causes tissue damage. I didn't get nerve damage, but my fingers are still sensitive to cold.


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