Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University
By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland
State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in
the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,
Portland science fiction writer David Levine has never been to Mars. However he was recently in Utah – which can sometimes feel as foreign as Mars. What was he doing in Utah? Living on a simulated Mars habitat of course. For two weeks last month David spent his days collecting Mars rocks and eating re-hydrated food at the Mars Desert Research Station – all for the sake of promoting ...