MDRS Lessons Learned

  • I. CinelliEmail author
  • S. Rupert
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Lessons learned in analog simulations conducted in the Utah desert. The content refers to experiences gained during years of management and on-mission first-person practice. The goal is to bring evidence of practical challenges during an analog mission not always discussed in theoretical research.



Dr. S. Rupert is the Director of the Mars Desert Research Station. Dr. I. Cinelli AFAsMA joined various analog missions at MDRS, in the role of Commander. The authors gratefully acknowledge The Mars Society, the volunteers, and the participants for their interest and support in MDRS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil and Environmental Engineering DepartmentTufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  2. 2.The Mars SocietyLakewoodUSA

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