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January 2006
A Space Activity in the Spotlight
Flashline Mars Arctic Station
Flashline Mars Arctic Station
Devon Island, Canadian Arctic

Mars Desert Research Station
Mars Desert Research Station
Hanksville, Utah

Mars Society - Mars Analog Habitats: Unlike many mainstream space advocacy organizations, the Mars Society has emphasized hands-on activities with ambitious projects like the Flashline Mars Arctic Station in the Canadian Arctic and the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. These projects are intended to develop actual technologies and techniques that can be used by future Mars explorers and settlers. The facilities are also used to educate and inspire Society members and the general public about Mars exploration.

Other Mars Society projects include the European Mars Arctic Research Station (EuroMARS), which will be installed in Iceland, and the Pressurized Mars Analog Rover, developed by the Australian Mars Society. It would allow for long term exploration away from a habitat.

[Check in on the curren MDRS crew via the webcam at]

Space Artist Spotlight
X PRIZE by Pat Rawlings
Distant Shores by Pat Rawlings
Leap of Faith  by Pat Rawlings
Pat Rawlings
More space art...
Space Music of the Month
The Ring....
Music video with the song aastral activation day performed by Space Vacuum.
Video shows an airship component under construction at JP Aerospace.
Previous space music in spotlight
It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Orbital Recovery - CX-OLEV space tug
The CX-OLEV Space Tug - Orbital Recovery

Orbital Recovery is a start-up company that is developing the "ConeXpress Orbital Life Extension Vehicle (CX-OLEVTM) - an orbital "space tug" that will supply the propulsion, navigation and guidance to maintain a telecom satellite in its proper orbital slot for up to eight additional years. The CX-OLEV also can be used to rescue spacecraft that have been placed in a wrong orbit by their launch vehicles, or which have become stranded in an incorrect orbital location during positioning maneuvers."

Near Space Exploration
High Altitude Balloon - Treasure Valley Near Space Program
Photo - Treasure Valley Near Space Program

"What can you do with $150 worth of balloon and helium? You can send experiments into near space! Near space, that region of the Earth's atmosphere between 75,000 and 328,000 feet, has an environment far more similar to space than it does to the surface of the Earth." Continue at TVNSP

Google Earth
Google Earth

This free program allows you to explore the earth from your PC. You can zoom in on locations around the world with high resolution satellite images. "Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more."

Real-Time Space Viewers
Earth Viewer
Weather maps, remote sensing
and spysat images.
Space Weather Viewer
Space Weather
Sun, solar wind, aurora images
and the latest data

Space Explorer Viewer
Space Explorers
Images and data from
deep space probes.

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December - February

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