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Lava Tube Analog Mission Testbed
BC Ministry of Environment issues Park Use Permit to XArc international consortium for lava tube research
The XArc international team of lava tube analog mission researchers receives Park Use Permit from British Columbia, Ministry of Environment to conduct analog studies within the Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park. An XArc international consortium of planetary scientists, caving and mining experts, robotic experts, and human performance experts, has received its Park Use Permit from the Ministry of Environment - BC Parks, Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park to conduct planetary lava tube analog mission research within the park area where unmapped lava tubes exist.