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Local Press Coverage

Several local newspapers published stories about the training program in Taos as well as the NASA group Achievement award received by several Bureau of Geology staff.

NASA astronauts come to Taos to train

Mike Fossum, left, and Leland Melvin are part of a NASA astronaut team that recently visited Taos for geologic training.

The Taos News

Thursday, July 15, 1999

By Su Wong, for the Taos News



Astronaut Trainees use Taos for Mars Stand-In

Students learn a skill in New Mexico they may need on the red planet: how to find water

THE BASE: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology graduate students Rod Stanton, right, and Tony Lupo work at "Mars Base" on the lawn of a Taos bed and breakfast recording data the astronaut candidates in the field radioed back to them.

 Albuquerque Journal

Monday, July 19, 1999

By John Fleck, Journal Staff Writer



NASA astronauts study New Mexico soil

Field work good practice for analysis performed in space

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Friday, July 9, 1999

By Robin Martin

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