Tenth Field Season - January 2011 - March 2011
Mars Desert Research Station


Tenth MDRS Field Season Has Begun!

The schedule for the tenth annual Mars Desert Research Station field season is as follows:
Reports from this season's crews are above. Follow the links below to learn more about the habitat, the crews, their work, and their adventures as they pave the way to the human exploration of Mars! Teams of hard working volunteers, working in full simulation mode in the barren canyonlands of Utah continue to explore the surrounding terrain, cataloging more waypoints, and analyzing the geology and biology of this ascinating and remarkably Mars-like region.

Also, check out the coming fifth annual University Rover Challenge, that will be held at MDRS on June 2-4, 2011!

View the MDRS webcams here.

Note: this is a temporary website, so some of the links to auxiliary information may not be populated. Visit the 2009-2010 MDRS website for more information.

Meet some of the people helping behind the scenes at Mission Support!

MDRS Daily Dispatches
Check up on the latest information by visiting the Communications Shack. The scientists and engineers who make up the crews, are sending back daily updates detailing EVAs, biological and geological analysis, engineering reports and some great pictures, updated here as they are received.
Heather Chluda on EVA
About the MDRS Project
The Mars Desert Research Station is only one of four planned Mars Analog Research Stations, the second to go into operation. Read about the background, goals and objectives of this ambitious program.
The Musk Mars Desert Observatory
The Musk Observatory is equipped with a Celestron 14-inch CGE1400 telescope generously sponsored to the Mars Society by the Celestron Corporation. It is being used to support both the operations research program of the station itself, and to provide a means for greater direct public involvement in science and space exploration. Astronomers: Click Here for the latest version of the Musk Observatory Operations Manual.
Musk Mars Desert Observatory
Remote Science Team
The Remote Science Team (RST) is a group of scientists working together to advance the scientific research being done at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. The RST encompasses three broadly defined scientific discplines - biology, geology and psychology/human factors - with team Members having expertise in these and other more specific disciplines.
Science Support Team
Engineering Team
The Engineering Team help keep the behind-the-scenes systems working at MDRS. Through their work, the infrastructure is constantly maintained and upgraded to insure that the Hab remains not only a productive work space, but a safe one as well.
Engineering Team
Meet the MDRS Team
Many people have worked and are now working hard to make the MDRS project a success; including the habitat design and construction teams, the mission support teams, and of course the crews themselves. Find out more about the people who make it work.
The First Crew
MDRS Mission Archives
Mission Archives for the previous field seasons of the Mars Desert Research Station. Read about past missions and their activities here.
The Hab from Flag Hill West

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