Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Final Crew Report. Day # 10

Day 10

Greetings from Travis, Tim and Erica!
This is our last blog entry during our 10 day mission here in the Habitat and we are almost sad to see it over and completed. This has been an experience that we will surely never forget and the friendships that have been formed will last a long time. We have all agreed that this feels like the norm at this point and we might actually miss each other when we are at home tomorrow sleeping in our own beds and resuming our lives:). It will be great to have some restaurant food such as Jimmy Johns, Five Guys, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Red Pepper just to name a few we have been craving. Tonight we are watching the movie "Moon" as it is appropriate subject material for lengthy stays on the moon such as this. Today Congressman Kevin Cramer came and waved through our small window and talked for a short while. We relaxed after a big breakfast, cleaned a bit and prepared for our departure scheduled for tomorrow at 11:00am. We concurred that by day 5 we seemed to have adjusted quite well to our surroundings in here and feel that we will have to re-adapt to our old normal everyday lives which will seem much more boring (ironically) than the times spent in here. We were quite busy collecting data for future LMAH missions and have kept detailed notes of our activities for the last 10 days for good reminders in the future of our time spent here. Everyone got a lot of homework done so gpa boosts are likely in order from all the good work completed. Concerning the mission, the great experience and lessons we learned from living in small spaces, driving a electric Moon/Martian rover, and becoming seasoned planetary explorers via the NDX-2AT space suits will undoubtedly benefit us as we continue our lives after the mission in our designated fields of study. Hope all is well on Earth! Sadly that's the last time we can legitimately say that without sounding crazy, that is until we get to space for real!!
Over and out, the crew from the Lunar Mars Analogue Habitat here at the University of North Dakota.


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