This blog post is courtesy of the Haughton Mars Project (HMP).
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14 May 2010: Day 10 Status Update
The Northwest Passage Drive Expedition is currently a few miles away from the coast of Devon Island. They are resting on solid sea ice with the Moon-1 Humvee. The crew has been performing maintenance on the vehicle which is required due to yesterday’s crossing of the rough sea ice and heavy snowfalls which was hard on the vehicle. Dr. Pascal Lee has sent John Schutt and Jesse Weaver on two snowmobiles to the HMP Research Station (HMPRS) in order to get spare parts for the Mars-1 Humvee. Jesse and John will be staying overnight at HMPRS and will be driving back on their snowmobiles to the Moon-1 Humvee tomorrow, May 15th. The plan is to fix the Moon-1 Humvee and continue on their way.
The crew is doing well and busying themselves with route planning for the next day and opportunistic science.