Astrobiology (general)

NASA Quest Spacewardbound Field Reports

By Keith Cowing
July 15, 2006

“We drove a half hour out of town to the first transect site. The teachers separated and went with different scientist to collect samples of the rocks and soil. Our sampling tools consisted of sterile spoons, plastic gloves and zip-lock baggies. The scientists are all passionate about their work here and the teachers are excited to be doing real science along side the scientists. We were still working out the kinks of cooperation and communication. We kept hearing the term “herding cats”, which was a good description of the progress of our group.”

Daily field reports are listed below:

  • Journal of the Transect June 20, 2006
  • The Winter Solstice Transect, Day 1, June 21, 2006
  • The Winter Solstice Transect, Day 2, June 21, 2006
  • Field Report: Day 3 – June 23, 2006
  • Field Report: June 24, 2006
  • Field Report: June 27, 2006
  • Field Report: June 28, 2006 – Broadcast Day
  • Field Report: June 29, 2006
  • June 30, 2006: Trip Home
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