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The Mars Numbers. [johanbeck]

The Martian: Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen (but also Ares III crew in general)

Because we all needed to know a little more about this:

The egress order had been determined years earlier. A month before launch, we all got tattoos of our Mars numbers. Johanssen almost refused to get her 15 because she was afraid it would hurt. Here’s a woman who had survived the centrifuge, the vomit comet, hard-landing drills and 10k runs. A woman who fixed a simulated MDV computer failure while being spun around upside-down. But she was afraid of a tattoo needle.


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