SNOLAB is walking to the Moon

SNOLAB is walking to the Moon

May 25: 2231 km - we've gone past all crewed space stations and officially moved beyond low earth orbit. The only humans who have gone farther are those astronauts who were part of the Apollo program (and Starman, the mannequin strapped into the Tesla that SpaceX launched).

 

 

With the current physical distancing requirements, we wanted to create something that brings people together. The weather is also getting nicer, which seems like a great opportunity to get outside. With this in mind, we’ve launched a walk to the Moon challenge 

 

We’ve expanded this initiative beyond the SNOLAB community and are encouraging everyone to join in – the Moon is a bit of a long walk. If you want to participate, use this anonymous form to submit any distance you walk (or run, or hike, etc.) to be added to the total: https://bit.ly/3aXQHJe. If you walk with family/roommates/others inside your bubble feel free to include their distance too. Note: the form has both steps and kilometres to make it easier for more people to track their distance – you only need to choose one when you submitSteps are submitted anonymously, but we do ask participants to share what country you are living in to get an idea of where our steps are coming from. The particle physics community is international, so we hope to see submissions from around the globe. 

 

Progress reports will be shared weekly on our social media channels, and this story will also be updated to reflect progress. Happy walking!