In 2003, I was selected by the Mars Society to spend four weeks at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS), a Mars base simulation facility located in one of the most Mars-like areas of the planet: Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic, only 900 miles from the North Pole. In addition to doing my own research on human integration issues, I also was the Safety/Security Officer, Navigator and Communications Engineer.
Here are some pictures of that exciting expedition; many more are in my Google Photos album. Links to more information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please contact me if you want full-resolution versions or if you plan to use any of these pictures.
Paper on the FMARS 2003 crew experience, published at a 2004 space flight conference
Paper on cognitive testing at FMARS 2003, published at a 2004 space flight conference
"Postcards from the Arctic" that I wrote for the "Columbus Ledger-Enquirer" newspaper
MSNBC.com article series written by crewmate April Childress