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2019-20 MDRS Field Season Arrives

The Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) program, led by Dr. Shannon Rupert, is pleased to welcome our new crews to the Utah campus for the 2019-20 field season.

During the course of the year, these dedicated crew members will be participating in important Mars analog research to help prepare human explorers for the challenges of visiting the Red Planet in the not too distant future.

The following is the MDRS program itinerary for the coming year:

Crew 214 (Oct. 26 – Nov. 10) – MSA ExBoomerang

Crew 215 (Nov. 9 – 24) – MSA ExBoomerang

Crew 216 (Nov. 23 – Dec. 8) – Mars Society 1

Crew 217 (Dec. 7 – 14) – Spaceward Bound Utah (Utah NASA Space Consortium Grant)

IKEA Work Party (Dec. 14 – 22)

Crew 218 (Dec. 21 – Jan. 5, 2020) – Purdue University

Crew 219 (Jan. 4 – 19) – ARES

Crew 220 (Jan. 18 – Feb. 2) – MEX-2

Crew 221 (Feb. 1 – 16) Earth 2 Mars

Crew 222 (Feb. 15 – Mar. 1) – SUPAERO 1

Crew 223 (Feb. 29 – Mar. 15) – SUPAERO 2

Crew 224 (Mar. 14 – 21) – Wilderness Medical Society Class

Crew 225 (Mar. 22 – 29) – University of Colorado 2 Mars Class

Crew 226 (Mar. 28 – Apr. 12) – Colombia

Crew 227 (Apr. 11 – 26) – UCL

Crew 228 (Apr. 25 – May 10) – Mars Society II

Crew 229 (May 9 – 24) – Mars Academy

University Rover Challenge (May 28 – 30)

Crew 230 (Jun. 1 – 8) – Medical Makers

Crew 231 (June 8 – 15) – Martian Biology II

Astronomy Team Summer Residency (Jun. 15 – 22)

Please note that the crew scheduling is subject to change. Also the dates of crew arrival and departure overlap in order to allow the experienced crews to advise the new arrivals.