Today's activities centered around a major traverse into the Haughton Crater so that Dr. Jeff Jones could complete his sampling of unvisited locations looking to see if the human associated microbes have altered the local microflora for a planetary protection study. As well on the same traverse Dr. Brian Glass also needed to completed his sampling gravity measurements for his research.
Both of them along with four other participants then caught a late afternoon flight to Resolute ending their work at the HMP Research Station for the year.
An aerial View of Trinity Lake, the Mars Institute's Mars-1 Humvee, the DAME Mars Drilling site and Chawla Peak bathed in sunshine where Columbia Astronaut Kalpana Chawla's Inukshuk Memorial stands.
Also on a traverse into the crater today was Dr. John Parnell and Paul Lindgren of the University of Aberdeen. Today Dr. Parnell offers an update on his ongoing geology and geochemistry research here.
And lastly today's photo report follows the initial system check-out of the Hamilton Sundstrand space suit which arrived on Wednesday.