CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Sets Out for Geology Field Training in the High Arctic
2013-07-19 - Jeremy Hansen via Twitter on July 19 - No space suits allowed! Wanted to explore outcrop at top of hill. Rock slides made it tricky here on Earth, wouldn't be reasonable or safe in a spacesuit. Fortunately, gravity provides some samples at the bottom as well, but not the same as knocking a chunk off with a rock hammer.
From July 16 to 25, 2013, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen is in the High Arctic to learn methods and techniques for conducting geological fieldwork that could be applied during future missions to the Moon or an asteroid. Hansen is accompanying Western University's Dr. Osinski and his team from the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration as they study the Haughton impact crater on Devon Island, Nunavut.(Credit: Canadian Space Agency)
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