Merry Christmas from Mars

The Mars version of 12 days of Christmas – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdx3rz3ZHvE Clearly we are a bit lacking in singing ability and also wanted to get it done it one take, so you’ll have to take what you can get. Props to Neil for the filming/editing.

The hab is decorated and I made 3D printed star for our little Christmas tree.

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I also 3D printed some cookie cutters a couple days ago and we made Christmas cookies yesterday.

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The summits of Mauna Loa (the volcano we are on the side of) and Mauna Kea currently have a blizzard watch though we aren’t expecting a white Christmas.

Crew Christmas

Merry Christmas from Mars

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6 comments

  1. WHERE did you get the pattern for that fantastic star? It is a perfect, classic, “Red” star of the type one would see atop the spires of the Kremlin or such. Great stuff….

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    1. I got it from Thingiverse, which is my go to for stuff I don’t need/want to model myself – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:14334/#files. It was the first part I’ve done much finishing work to. I spent probably close to an hour gluing the two halves together, sanding and then wiping it was acetone to give it a nice shiny finish. Then I drilled a hole in the bottom (it isn’t solid it just has some ribs and stuff to help it print) and put one of the xmas lights in the middle.

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  2. David Wilson · · Reply

    Hi Hab inhabs! Seasons Greetings. First- Thank you for your service and holiday sentiments! And, I really enjoy your creative applications with the 3-D printer… now, *that’s* fun stuff!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Best wishes,
    David

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  3. Happy Chritsmas, Zak. Now that you’ve done the star, what’s next – ornaments?

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    1. I think we had enough stuff on the tree already, so I’m not sure what is next.

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  4. Well played with the fireplace.

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