Our team, M.A.R.S. UCLouvain 2020-21, is the 227th crew to take part in the MDRS project since its beginnings in 2001. It is also the 9th team from UCLouvain. Our crew is composed of PhD and Master students.
The rotation that was assigned to us starts the 28th of March 2021 and ends two weeks later, the 10th of April. Initialy, we were planned for April 2020, but our mission was posponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Special message from the 2020 Crew :
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we must, as many, adapt our behaviour. Washing our hands and coughing in our elbow weren’t enough.
Our crew had to take a really hard but necessary decision about the 2020 mission : we cancelled this year’s simulation at the MDRS (even though we all know no other place would have been better for some social distancing 😉)
However, thanks to the kind and understanding members of the Mars Society, we managed to postpone the mission to April 2021 ! 🚀
We will of course keep you updated with information about our preparation and the planning for the comming months. In the meantime, take care of you and your family ❤️
Stay safe, stay home.
The 2020 crew
Have a look at what we will be realising during our stay at the Mars Desert Research Station.
SABCA is, once again, supporting UCL to Mars.
We even had a visit at their headquarters in Brussels !
When UCL to Mars is used as a stepping stone in research projects.
Read the article about the implications of Michael‘s project 2 years ago.
Meet Crew 227, leaving for Mars April 2020.
From left to right:
Cyril Wain (Crew Astonomer)
Elisabeth Mauclet (Crew Journalist)
Maxime de Streel (Crew Engineer)
Kilian Dekoninck (Crew Commander)
Ophélie Remy (Crew Scientist)
Brieuc de Voghel (Crew Executive Officer)
Arthur Monhonval (Crew GreenHab Officer)
Audrey Comein (Crew Health and Safety Officer)