Monday, December 24, 2012

Social Networking (Day Nine)

Today my blog was featured on!

We are also going to do a reddit "Ask Me Anything" this afternoon (3 pm Mountain Time, 5pm EST). I'll update this post with the link once we get started.

If you want more detail about our days here, you should go to Derek's blog. He's written good reports that are a different style than my writing.

We are considering writing a letter to all our congressmen, briefly describing our experience here and urging them to support science funding. Any suggestions or advice? It would be a challenge to keep the letter short while still conveying all the things we want to talk about.

We got more snow this morning. We will have a white Christmas but it may lower our chances of EVA . I'd take EVAs over a white Christmas...

For Christmas day, we are going to cook up a rehydrated feast. The film crew will be here for our small celebration. Since they leave the day after, we'll also be celebrating their company and the future film along with Christmas.



  1. Hello Nora, I'm a member of Crew 125 heading out to MDRS at the end of February. Now that you are at the mid-way point in your mission, what is one thing you wished you knew before you arrived? I've already been told there will be coffee in our supplies, which was the most urgent item on my mind!

    Best wishes for the rest of your mission, and Merry Christmas!


    1. Hi Matt, good to hear from you! There are many aspects of the mission that I was not expecting, but it's not easy to describe everything quickly. Maybe I'll answer your question in a post next week. The packing list definitely needs to be updated. I was also relieved when I found out we had coffee here! Feel free to email me, contact me on facebook, or comment here again if you have any other questions.

  2. This whole operation is seventeen Cochranes of cool. Thanks to John Scalzi for pointing me here. Did the awesomely cute kitteh get to come to Mars, too?

    1. I wish I could have brought my cat - I miss him!

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