Present from Heather and Dave to Andrew for his 50th birthday – the inky ever produced RAG Martian Regolith Simulant Material

I turned 50 this week and Heather and Dave presented me with a present when I arrived at the RAG meeting on Friday night. Having watched the movie, “The Martian”, I expresses the desire to grow my potatoes in my own Martian soil, similar to the main character in the film. He is stranded on Mars and needs to grow his own food there.

Heather and Dave’s present consisted of a tray of sandy Martian-like soil from ca. 1m down under the Peter Bolas Observatory now bring built at Rosliston Forestry Centre for RAG.

Pictures below!

Watch this blog for what will happen next to the simulant….



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