The Statesman Journal

Gus Frederick of Silverton spent two weeks living at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulated Mars habitat in Utah. He returned to Oregon on April 26, 2004. The habitat is run by The Mars Society, a nonprofit group of Mars enthusiasts who want to send people to the planet. Frederick was commander of Crew 28 at the station. This is the final of several reports he has made about living at the habitat.