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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
Do you really work crazy hours?
Yes, as a planetary scientist, as student astronauts, we have to work on both martian time and Earth time. That means you have to somehow live two lives.In one life you do the washing, you do basic stuff, you enjoy the time. In the other life you have to work overnight for long shifts. It basically it's just draining you and sometimes we have sleep deprivation. We have to have naps during the day. It is quite tiring because you have to adapt your pattern. So really it's not crazy. It's not what we normally do. So it is quite hard to cope, but I think we are coping very well. Thank you.