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.
August 2, 2005
Written by Jessica Marquez
And now we are three... While the early morning was completely foggy, the mist burned off within a couple of hours, and a plane came to Devon Island. Today we said good-bye to a large group of people. The Galafilm group, who is filming a documentary called "Mars Rising" for the Canadian Discovery Channel, left with Sarah (part of our MIT team) and John Parnell, a veteran of HMP. They all squeezed into the plane along with Pascal Lee, who had to stop at Grise Fjord for a couple of days.
Previously in the morning, we touched base with Pascal Lee about the inventory progress. Our detailed list will be very helpful for future planning and purchases. Jessica and Julie continued the remaining inventory. We tackled the medical supplies, which turned out to be a larger endeavor than first estimated. A lot of the medical supplies are actually just brought to camp by the medical support team, such as the flight surgeons, and just particular items remain. We also "cleaned house", in a manner of speaking — eliminating expired medical items. There seems to be a need for continuously updating the medical inventory here, and analogously, for space exploration; Steve Hart, the current flight surgeon on camp, mentioned that this is a difficult job to keep up with, and just sending new supplies up to ISS is just easier than sorting through old ones.
Aside from that, we are trying to absorb as much as the experience as possible! Only 1 week left!