Chris Cokinos, Crew Journalist for Crew 141 at the Mars Desert Research Station
Welcome to the official blog of Crew 141 at the Mars Desert Research Station! Run by the Mars Society and located out in the high desert of southern Utah, MDRS allows us the unique opportunity to practice living away from Earth, right here on the Earth.
In much the same way that the International Space Station has brought humanity together for a common goal and taught us how to survive long duration spaceflight, our research at MDRS aims to teach us about what happens when we actually land somewhere. And there's a lot to be learned.
Our primary focus is EVA (spacewalk) related. And since nobody's walked on the Moon since 1972, there's a lot to be done. We even have a robot to come along and help us and ATVs masquerading as rovers.