The Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah.



Looking for an opportunity to be involved at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) next field season?  

See below for the application for the 2014-15 MDRS crew rotations.  We are also always looking MDRS Mission Support volunteers. 




Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in the 2014 University Rover Challenge May 29th - 31st! Check out the URC 2014 Images.




2013 - 2014  MDRS Field Season 
(Dec. 7, 2013 - May 10, 2014)

Crew Field Schedule:

Crew 131        Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Dec. 7 - 22, 2013)                               
  •                             Chelsea Iwig, Commander
  •                             Antoine Juhel, XO & Crew Journalist
  •                             Carlos Giraldo, Crew Scientist
  •                             Eric Watkins, Crew Scientist
  •                             Chui-Miin Lee, Crew Engineer
  •                             Elise Reeves, Health/Safety Officer
 
Crew 132        Mars Society Crew I (Dec. 21, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014)
  •                             Nick Orenstein, Commander (MDRS GreenHab Coordinator)
  •                             Usha Lingappa, XO & Health/Safety Officer (MDRS veteran)
  •                             Dr. Hiroyuki Miyajima, Crew Engineer
  •                             Michael Bouchard, Crew Geologist (Field Science Scholar Recipient)
  •                             Charles Parrish, GreenHab Officer
  •                             Danielle YoungSmith, Crew Biologist 
  •                             Ian Etter, Crew Journalist & Artist in Residence
 
Crew 133        University of North Dakota (Jan. 4 - 19, 2014)
  •                             Paula Crock, Commander (MDRS veteran)
  •                             Gordon Gartrelle, XO
  •                             Dr. Mattieu Komorowski, Crew Biologist & Health/Safety Officer
  •                             Joshua Borchardt, Crew Biologist
  •                             Elizabeth Howell, Journalist-in-Resident
  •                             Pedro Diaz-Rubin, Crew Astronomer
  •                             Joseph Jessup, Crew Biologist & Engineer
  •                             John Paul Jones, GreenHab Officer 

Crew 134        Team Mars UK (Jan. 18 - Feb. 2, 2014)
  •                             Ashley Dale, Commander (MDRS veteran)
  •                             Susan Jewell, XO & Crew HSO
  •                             Vibha Srivastava, Crew Scientist
  •                             Michaela Musilova, Crew Scientist
  •                             Sue Ann Seah, Crew Engineer
  •                             Ewan Reid, Crew Engineer
 
Crew 135        RAR Crew (Feb. 1 - 16, 2014)   
Summary Report            
  •                              Ondrej Doule, Commander, Ph.D.
  •                              Lucie Poulet, XO & GreenHab Officer
  •                              Tereza Pultarova, Crew Journalist
  •                              Vratislav Saleny, Crew Engineer
  •                              Elif Oguz, Crew Scientist
  •                              Martin Kubicek, Crew Engineer
  •                              Filip Koubek, Health Officer & Crew Engineer, Ph.D.

Crew 136        Mission to Mars UCL (Feb. 15 - Mar. 2, 2014)
  •                              Corentin Liber, Commander & Crew Astronomer (MDRS veteran) 
  •                              Benoit Pairet, Crew HSO & GreenHab Officer
  •                              Gatien de Callatay, Crew Engineer 
  •                              Olivier Gobert, Crew Geologist            
  •                              Quentin Cappart, Crew Journalist
  •                              Thibaud Herriau, XO
 
Crew 137        Team Nippon (Mar. 1 - 16, 2014)
  •                              Dr. Hiroyuki Mirajima, Commander (MDRS veteran)
  •                              Naomi Katayama, XO, Crew Scientist & Crew Journalist
  •                              Wataru Okamoto, Crew Engineer for Logistics
  •                              Reiji Moroshima, Crew Engineering for EVA Activities
  •                              Mika Kawai, Health Science Officer
  •                              Yoshimi Takase, GreenHab Officer
 
Crew 138        Mars Society Crew II (Mar. 15 - 30, 2014)  
Summary Report               
  •                              Jamie Guined, Commander
  •                              Dr. Avid Roman-Gonzales, XO & GreenHab Officer
  •                              Jay Berger, Crew Engineer
  •                              Dr. Bechara (Besh) Saab, Crew Biologist / Science Officer
  •                              Johanna Hoyt, Crew Geologist (Field Science Scholar Recipient)
  •                              Jimmy Urquhart, Crew Journalist & Photojournalist in Residence
 
Crew 139        Lone Star Highlanders (Mar. 29 - Apr. 13, 2014)
Summary Report
  •                              Bradley Turner, Commander (Crew A)
  •                              Alexandra Shiu, Crew Astronomer
  •                              Jennifer (Lee) Kindle, GreenHab Officer
  •                              Selena Barrientos, XO & Crew Journalist
  •                              Alice Young, Crew Biologist & Health Safety Officer
  •                              Michael Shepherd, Crew Engineer
  •                              Paula Sidwell, Commander & GreenHab Officer (Crew B)
  •                              Liz Painter, Health Safety Officer
  •                              Kyle Flaherty, Crew Astronomer & Crew Engineer
  •                              Dylan Kirby, Crew Scientist
  •                              Kelsey Compagnon, Crew Biologist
  •                              Josh MacFie, XO & Crew Journalist      
 
Crew 140        Team Peru II (Apr. 12 - 27, 2014)
  •                              Jorge Mirez, Commander
  •                              Frank Vilchez, XO
  •                              Diego Guillen, Crew Engineer
  •                              Ruth Quispe, Crew HSO/Geologist
  •                              Adolfo Ubidia, Crew Biologist/Greenhab
  •                              Luciana Tenoria, Crew Journalist/EVA Engineer

Crew 141        Mars Society Crew III (Apr. 26 - May 10, 2014)
Summary Report
  •                              Dr. Alejandro Diaz, Commander (MDRS veteran)
  •                              Peter Dimmick, XO
  •                              Monica Abarca, GreenHab Officer (MDRS veteran)
  •                              Kavya Manyapu, Crew Engineer (MDRS veteran)
  •                              Joshua Borchardt, Crew Biologist & Health/Safety Officer                             
  •                              Prof. Christopher Cokinos, Crew Journalist & Writer in Residence