Man I got some readers today! Wonder what happened? Oh, one of my posts which I copied to the FMARS blog site got completely misinterpreted at NASA Watch. Thanks Keith! I'm sure you will post a correction once you figure out what I was actually saying. Given your anti-Mars Society slant, I won't hold my breath. Since you missed some of the things NASA is doing with TMS, look at this site for NASA's Spaceward Bound Program. Maybe you want to talk to Chris McKay next time you bump into him at the NASA-Ames Yuri's Night party. Chris told the FMARS crew it was cool too. Sorry I had to miss it. Oh, wait, no I'm not.
In other news, Paul and I are coordinating our flight support and putting together a logistical plan to get to Devon and find out what we need to do to make the FMARS station run. We are trying to get to Devon on Tuesday with the first supply flight. What we hope to do is get in Tuesday AM, do some initial recon, and get back out to Res in the PM. This is iffy in the Arctic, but we are prepared to stay a couple of nights if we have to. Then once we get back to Ozzie's South Camp Inn in Res we will put in our materials order, make the final plans, get some sleep, and then fly back out to Devon late in the week for good.
I had hoped to get some time on a snowmobile today before we get to Devon. It might still happen, but it is looking like it will be tomorrow. The up-side is with the added down-time I was able to get my Google Earth cache loaded and play with the GPS tracks I got from the flights out. Here is my current location, one of those tracks, and a pic of me with my first 'stash-cicle - enjoy: