As the field season progressed, the MIT team recorded and posted daily a record of their activities, along with a few selected photos.
The field site's logbook has been duplicated here.
July 27, 2005
Written by Sarah Shull
Today was a pretty relaxed day around camp. In the morning Jaemyung and I accompanied Sophie Caro and Gordon DeVore on a geology traverse. The four of us drove ATVs about 20 minutes northeast of camp to a sight of interest. Once at the sight Jaemyung and I assisted Sophie and Gordon as they cataloged rocks in two 5m by 5m plots. Sophie and Gordon are working to catalog rock distributions in several key sights around the camp. This catalog will be used by future HMP participants to select sights of interest for geology work and Mars equipment testing.
In the afternoon, Jaemyung and I ran some tests with the RFID system in the MIT tent. We tested the accuracy of the system and the effect of tag orientation on several groups of objects. We found that the passive tags are quite reliable but that they are very orientation specific.
Just as dinner was being served, we received word that the twin otter carrying Jessica, Julie and the Hamilton-Sunstrand team would be landing near camp in 5 minutes. So, all of camp abandoned their pot roast and headed out to the landing strip to greet the new arrivals. Also on the plane was Vickie Glass, a paramedic, who will be taking over the camp medical support. Departing from camp today was Connie one of the kitchen staff. Connie was very anxious to get back to her family in Resolute Bay. After dinner Pascal Lee gave a very interesting talk comparing Mars to Devon Island.