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David Levine's Mars Journal

In January 2010, I spent two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulated Mars base in the Utah desert, as part of Crew 88. This page collects my posted journal entries and photos in one easy-to-find place.

If you want to know about my science fiction writing, check here.

Journal Entries

Other Crew Members' Blogs

Other crew members kept blogs of their own:

Buy the Book!

The Mars Diaries is nothing more nor less than a trade paperback collecting the blogs of the Mars Desert Research Station's Crew 88. The content is the same as what you could find at Bianca's, Laksen's, Paul's, Diego's and my blogs, and the pictures are in black and white. All I've done is collect them in one place, put them in chronological order, and format them for print. Well, I also got Lynne Ann Morse and Kate Yule to translate Bianca's and Diego's blogs into English -- that's something you won't find online.

The main purpose of this book is to have a physical souvenir for the crew, and their friends and families, of our adventure on "Mars." But as long as I've gone to the trouble of putting this volume together, I saw no reason not to make it available for anyone who wants to buy a copy. You can order one yourself, if you like, from lulu.com:


It's only $20, and shipping is currently free. If you order a copy, please do let me know how you like it.


I've had several appearances in the media since my return: I also gave a five-minute talk about my trip at Ignite Portland 8:

And I presented a sixty-minute Tech Talk about my trip to the engineers at Google:

This page created and maintained by David D. Levine, david@daviddlevine.com. Last modified January 6, 2012.

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