Driving the Northwest Passage - A Success

Mars Institute "Moon-1" Humvee Rover Successfully Completes 500 km Drive Along Northwest Passage, Mars Institute

"An international team of researchers led by Mars Institute scientist Dr. Pascal Lee successfully reached the arctic community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada on Friday, 17 April, after an 8-day, 500 km vehicular trek on sea-ice along the fabled Northwest Passage. The team of five departed Kugluktuk, Nunavut on 10 April aboard the Mars Institutes Moon-1 Humvee Rover and two snowmobiles, and logged a record-breaking total of 494 km, the longest distance ever driven on sea-ice in a road vehicle."

- Expedition Images
- Google Earth KMZ file of Trek

Editor's note: Ok, full disclosure, one of the other hats I wear is that of President/CEO of the Mars Institute. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the expedition and what an adventure it has been.

Marc Boucher

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