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NASA Haughton Mars Project 2003: Photo Report: Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse

Status Report From: Haughton-Mars Project (HMP)
Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2003

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The Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse as we left it in late July 2002
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The greenhouse as we first found it on 3 July 2003 after enduring a winter on Devon Island
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The greenhouse as it appears on 10 Jul 2003. More will be added soon.
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One of the Lexan panels on the greenhouse has a partial crack. The cause has yet to be determined.
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Newly installed air inlets on the front (East) side of the greenhouse
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Dual, louvered exhaust fans installed in the aft (West) side of the greenhouse. These fans will be under computer control.
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Mylar-covered bubble insulation which has been applied to the lower North wall of the greenhouse to reflect heat from propane heaters
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Greenhouse viewed from the North. Three sets of propane tanks have been installed to power heating system. More tanks will be added soon.
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Greenhouse Project Manager Keith Cowing, SpaceRef Interactive, drilling mounting holes in greenhouse for propane mounting supports
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Alain Berinstain, Greenhouse Principal Investigator from CSA/University Guelph, installs sensor circuitry in the aft (West) end of the greenhouse.
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Matt Silver, CSA Intern, installing one of three propane heaters.
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Keegan Boyd, CSA Intern, field testing the software and sensors that will monitor and control the greenhouse.
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Coated lettuce seeds being planted in the greenhouse
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Tom Graham, doctoral candiate, University of Guelph, plants seeds in growth tray.
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Keith Cowing planting seeds in one of two growth trays to be installed in the greenhouse.

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