Sol 13 | Our Last Day On Mars

Final Communication to Earth from Mars, Crew 173 on the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Utah. That’s it folks- we are finally on our last Sol here on Mars. Crew 174 arrived a few hours ago and are settling in nicely. We have completed…

Sol 11 | A Thousand Photographs Of Mars

Communication to Earth from Mars, Crew 173 Mars Desert Research Station, Sol (Martian day) 11: Another busy day here at the Mars Desert Research Station for Crew 173. While Idriss continued to work on his 3D printed bricks, Richard beavered…

Sol 10 | A Short Screen Play Set On Mars

Communication to Earth, Sol 10, from Crew 173 Mars Desert Research Station, Utah. Journal Report We had aliens here today- from France, on Earth. Laurent and Jacques, two journalists from the French television station FR2. We got super…

Sol 7 | The Inspirational Power Of Mars

Communication with Earth, Sol 7, from Crew 173 on the Mars Desert Research Station, Utah. The Power of Mars It's 1977 and I’m 8 years old. We have just moved to a small town in Ireland called Carlow. It's summertime so we have no school,…

Sol 6 | What Do We Do With Money On Mars?

Is it really Saturday already? It's hard to imagine that only a week ago we arrived at the Mars Desert Research Station, and that we are halfway through our time here. It's all going too fast and yet in other ways, it feels like we have…