How Real-Time are your comms?
When astronauts return to the surface of the Moon to explore, one of the most robust systems they will have at their disposal will be a communications relay that places them in direct contact with Mission Control. In a sense, these real-time communications allow Mission Control to be the Astronaut's second brain. (read full story)
Mon Nov 28, 2011
BLAM2011 - We're at it again!
Surprise everybody! The CPSX Analogue Mission Team is at it again. We got some unexpected, but clearly welcome, funding from the Faculty of Science to conduct one more analogue deployment this year. As it's gotten rather cold in Labrador over the past couple of months we've come to Arizona this time for a 3 day deployment at Meteor (Barringer) Crater, the best preserved and the first officially recognized impact crater on Earth. (read full story)
Tue Nov 22, 2011
As the Principal Investigator for this analogue mission I am very happy to report that we have accomplished our mission! This simulated lunar sample return mission to the Mistastin Lake (Kamestastin) impact structure in Labrador was the third and final mission as part of a 2-year contract with the Canadian Space Agency. Analogue missions are all about preparing for future planetary missions. We can use such missions to learn about the science of a particular site and how it may help us to understand processes on the Moon. (read full story)
Fri Sep 16, 2011
A Day in the Life (of a Blackfly)
It was a warm day today. I love these kinds of days. There is a light breeze, which is fine, but I hate it when it gets too windy. On these warm days I like to buzz around, mostly in the late afternoon when the wind dies down. I’ve been flying most of the day, which is tiresome because I don’t really get to eat all that often. (read full story)
Wed Sep 14, 2011
Reflections of a First Time Camper
When I was asked if I wanted to go to Mistastin Lake for the analogue mission for a week, I jumped at the chance. Unfortunately the last time I went camping was at camp ground in my city when I was nine and I went home after the first night. This was completely different. But I sucked it up and packed up my hiking boots and rain gear. On September 2nd, I was on a plane from St. John’s to Goose Bay. I was going to an impact crater! (read full story)
Fri Sep 09, 2011
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