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1 Stanford University Yungay Station Atacama Desert, Chile Travel Primer Lauren Fletcher – NASA Ames Research Center/Stanford University Christopher McKay – NASA Ames Research Center Spaceward Bound: Atacama Season 1

2 Stanford University So……you wanna camp in the desert???  Roast Marsh-mellows?  Dig Holes in the Ground?  Climb Hills?  Learn about Field Astrobiology?  Look for Martians?

3 Stanford University The Bad News!!!  This ain’t no Burning Man....

4 Stanford University  This ain ’ t no Burning Man.... The Good News!!!

5 Stanford University The Travel Primer  Provides lots of questionably useful information.  Please download and read....there will be a quiz tomorrow.  Please note the disclaimer in 4 point font.

6 Stanford University How To Get There?  Third star to the left....on till dawn.  Click your heels three times and repeat, “There’s no place like the Atacama.”  Follow the flight instructions provided by Liza  However....  Missed/Delayed flights happen all the time.  Probably will miss the Bus ride, so…. S: 24º 4.180’; W: 69º ’ Or, hop a flight to Antofagasta, call Benito (Phone number), Send , we’ll come get you, or go to the Holiday Inn Express in Antofagasta.

7 Stanford University Yungay Station

8 Stanford University The Real Yungay Station

9 Stanford University The Real Yungay Station

10 Stanford University Yungay Station Set-up Kitchen Main Lab Common Area Communications Team Lab 2 Sleeping Room Bath Room

11 Stanford University

12 Stanford University

13 Stanford University

14 Stanford University The Accommodations  Sorry, probably Tents Only.  Recommendation: 3-season Tent and Sleeping Bag, plus a ground matt.

15 Stanford University Transportation  Generally a mix of two and four wheel drives or a spare balloon or duck....

16 Stanford University Water  We will be buying and bringing plenty of bottled drinking water from Antofagasta.  Please bring a personal water bottle.  We have a well, pump, and 500 gallon storage tank for the bathroom and toilet and shower  Don’t expect to shower every day or hot water  Water has low level of arsenic, so.... *DON’T DRINK THE WATER*!!!

17 Stanford University Food  We will be buying and bringing plenty of food from Antofagasta.  We work on a communal food system.  We’ll prepare a lot of things, as well as will have lots of stuff to make sandwiches, etc.  First Come, First Serve, but there will be plenty of food.  If you have special dietary needs, please let us know.  We generally have a vegetarian or two and we get a mix of food so that there shouldn’t be a problem  We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs  I accept bribes in the form of 10’s and 20’s, unmarked and non- sequentially numbered.

18 Stanford University Weather  Dry and Sunny  Bring Lotion and Sun-block  Temperatures (Remember it is a high desert):  Morning: Cool (50-70ºF)  Day: Hot (80-100ºF)  Evening: Cool (50-70ºF)  Night: Cold (30-50ºF)

19 Stanford University Clothing And Other  Clothing:  Bring many layers to keep warm. Long Underwear, T-shirts, and Sweaters Long sleeve shirts and pants for the daytime (high UV!) Gloves and knit hat for the night Gortex coat  Other:  Sun-hat  Flashlight  Water bottle  Sun-block  What-ever else you think you need.  Ask Questions!!!

20 Stanford University We would like to Thank the Academy  Above All...  Don’t Forget to have fun!!!


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