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  • Mars is Essentially Hawaii. Apparently.

    One year after living in isolation to simulate a mock mission to Mars, the six crew members emerged from their 1,200-square-foot solar-powered dome yesterday. The three men and three women lived in the bare, rocky slopes of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, as part of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS program – which apparently has nothing to do with piartes and stands for Hawaii Space Exploration Analogue and Simulation. They exited the habitat at 9 a.m. with one crew member saying "we were hoping for some sun." The crew consisted of a physicist, aerospace engineer, architect, physician, astrobiologist, and  soil scientist. The mock astronauts could leave their habitat in puffy, heavy space suits with limited oxygen. Read More
  • Getting Back into The Swing of Things

    This week brought opportunities to connect outside my studios in Cowbay. I think when you get back from vacation and you see a 7 day week you kind of .. Read More

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Burning Bans Lifted Across Northwest Fire Centre
The ban on Category 2 open fires has been lifted throughout the Northwest Fire Centre's coverage area. Recent rainfall has brought the fire danger rating down to "low" for nearly the entire region.   However, officials are urging you to be cautious ... Read more...

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