Planning for a planet

The Mars Society of Canada is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the advocacy of the surface exploration of other planets by humans, namely {en:Mars}.

Through international partnerships with other Mars Societies, the Canadian chapter is leading an important two-week expedition to the {en:Mars Desert Research Station} outside of {en:Hanksville, Utah}. They are currently selecting candidates for the position of mission geologist, and I have applied with high hopes that my research proposal is selected out of the many I’m sure they’re reviewing. In case you’re interested, you can download my proposal by clicking below.

Preliminary summary proposal (icon)
Preliminary summary proposal

I may hear back from them as early as the end of this week. If selected, I merely am afforded the privilege of submitting a more detailed 6-8 page application package. With a launch date in mid-February, we’re both hopeful the mission will be a success regardless of who is ultimately chosen as the project geologist. But can I be faulted for having my fingers crossed?

Update: My proposal was selected and I was offered the position of Crew Geologist for Expedition Delta mission! More details to come 🙂

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2 Comments on “Planning for a planet”

  1. Tris Says:

    Way to go, bro!!! We should celebrate that over a bottle of MidWinter Spiced Ale perhaps?

    Anyway, this is really a cool opportunity and I’m sure you’ll have a great time there.

  2. Atul Says:

    That is really, really awesome–congratulations, Kerry! 🙂