Arctic Space Analog in Svalbard
By Maggie Coblentz High in the Arctic, a team of space engineers, a geologist, an architect, and a designer journeyed to Svalbard for an expedition with the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative. Their motivation was to test technology to support access to remote regions from the far corners of planet Earth, to the moon, and Mars. Looking out of the airplane window from above was sea and ice. The last sight of treetops were left behind in mainland Norway.