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Thursday, 29 March 2007

1,000-day ‘space mission’ will sail the sea
Sailor sees parallels between long-term voyage and life in orbit
By Tariq Malik - space.com - 12/30/05

An extended voyage being likened to long-term space travel is about to set sail right here on planet Earth.

Two sailors are preparing to shove off in a custom-built ship from a New York City pier on 1,000-day trek across the southern Atlantic Ocean. The journey, set to begin in early January, is one part personal challenge and one part mock Mars mission for its captain — New York artist Reid Stowe.

"I’ve been working on this expedition for years," said Stowe, an accomplished sailor since his youth, in an interview. "Right now I’m in ‘go’ mode."...
Seafarers of Today Provide a Model for Spacefarers of Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 June 2009

A 1,000-Day Odyssey - Today's Seafarers Provide a Model for Spacefarers of Tomorrow
By W. Reid Stowe & Albert A. Harrison
May 1990

Eight people, isolated from the rest of the world on a 1,000-day voyage, coping with confinement to their small, cramped craft, enduring marginal hygienic facilities, living with limited supplies and equipment and challenged by long periods of boredom interrupted by moments of potentially severe danger. This could easily describe the missions to Mars planned for the first decades of the next century, but it is also the scenario planned for the crew of the schooner Anne, which is to begin its adventures next year.
Space promotional quotes PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 March 2007
In the past, when Reid promoted the expedition in Washington, William Smith, Director of the Office of Exploration at NASA wrote, “We look forward to future discussions concerning potential areas of mutually beneficial cooperation in 1000 days non-stop at sea as the objectives, configuration, and time frame for the project are further defined.”

Hugh Downs of ABC News also wrote, “Your upcoming project sounds most interesting and makes me wish I could be a part of it. I agree that this could be useful for future space missions.”

Confined space PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 March 2007

While putting humans on the planet Mars is the next frontier in exploration, the two and a half year trip poses many questions for humans.

The 1000 day voyage, like the Mars mission faces many of the same issues such as traveling in a confined space isolated from civilization for an extended period of time, working with other in close quarters, and managing limited resources.

SpacePostcard PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 June 2009