Mars Simulation Base Completes Second Crew Rotation SpaceDaily

The tour of duty for the second crew of the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is coming to a close, formally ending on March 7th, 2002. The past two weeks of activities has marked an exciting, stimulating, and at times challenging environment for everyone here. Overall I would call our time here a great success, as we maintained a mindset of living on “analog Mars” while engaging in various scientific and technical investigations geared toward the future exploration of the red planet.