April 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Happy Earth Day from the Philippine Sea!

Hey SAGANet friends! 

I hope you all had an excellent Earth Day on April 22nd. Did you all hug a tree, ride a bike or read the Pale Blue Dot monologue by our main man Carl Sagan? I tried to hug a tree, but my arms wouldn’t reach (clearly I’m awesome at jokes). Although I’m really far away from land,…

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Added by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon) on April 24, 2014 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

I'm on a BOAT!... well technically, it's a ship.

Hey SAGANet friends! Julia here, I'm one of your admins and normally I operate out of Denver, Colorado, but currently I find myself on a ship in the Pacific Ocean just under Tokyo, Japan. I’m onboard a drilling ship called the JOIDES Resolution acting as one of two Education Officers on Expedition 350 – Izu-Bonin-Mariana Rear Arc.

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Added by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon) on April 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Week 2 understanding your limits

A Brief Look at how Analog Space Suits Help to Develop Future of Planetary Extra Vehicular Activities

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) study currently being conducted on the slopes of Mauna Loa focuses on human factors and group cohesion. Both of these focuses are vitally important for Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs) and for future planetary exploration; providing constraints that could make or break a mission. The Apollo missions broadened humanities…

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Added by Tiffany Swarmer on April 13, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

AAAS-CASE and some thoughts on science funding

Last Thursday I had a great conversation with some BMSIS researchers during the monthly Beer with BMSIS about science funding and academic salaries.  I posted a quick blog article on the subject and decided to try cross posting here.  My apologies if its a bit off topic, but I hope people find it interesting.  I couldn't get the figs to formal right, if you want to see them the original post can be found…

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Added by Jeff Bowman on April 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Week 1 at the HI-SEAS Habitat!

The first official week of the 4 month HI-SEAS mission occurred Saturday April 5th and was celebrated with a much needed day of half rest. Week one was filled with setting up our new home and adjusting our mind sets from instantly having knowledge only an internet search away to informational access being a full 20 minute delay one way. After the initial period of adjustment the crew busily began settling in and connected internal network servers, repaired Extra Vehicular Activity…

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Added by Tiffany Swarmer on April 6, 2014 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

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