Astrobiologist Dale Andersen Twitters from Axel Heiberg Island at 79 Degrees North

Status Report From: Dale Andersen's Astrobiology Field Reports
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009


The following Twitter posts were made by Dale Andersen at @daleandersen from McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) on Axel Heiberg Island on 27 March 2009:

"Back up to the sat dish to restart the generator. Still a bit cool-37 for the honda but its working again and now online for ~another hour."

"Just skidooed back down to the CSA hut, Wayne and I are catching up on mail, news etc."

"Just logged in via our Telsat system here at Axel Powered it up and it is running great right now. -36C outside."

The McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) is located 8km inland at Expedition Fjord, Nunavut, on Central Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian High Arctic (approximately 79°26'N, 90°46'W). Established in 1960, MARS is one of the longest-operating seasonal field research facilities in the high Arctic. The station consists of a small research hut, a cook house, and two temporary structures. MARS can comfortably accommodate up to twelve persons.

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