Dispatch from Mars Society Arctic Expedition – Robert Zubrin – July 25, 2001 Mars Society

Our numbers were strengthened today by a new crew member, Lt. Col. John Blitch. John was brought into the crew to replace Steve Braham, whose continued participation in the simulation has been made impossible by his burden of responsibilities for the Haughton Mars Project (HMP) communication system. John, a US Army robotics expert, was (and is) scheduled for participation in the fourth crew rotation, which begins Saturday.