Crew 180 Mission Journalist 3rd May 2017
Prepared by Victor Roman, Crew Journalist
Date May 3 2017
MDRS Sol 5 update
After breakfast, Commander Corrales and Crew Engineer Caballero took advantage of the morning reviews of the generator and installed the microgravity machine outside the hab. The goal was to synthesize nanoparticles in a radiation environment.
In the meantime the rest of the crew had a conversation where they shared their views on the isolation effects on humans in space exploration and they got to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter as long as they had Colombian coffee. In fact, the delicious beverage did its work on the crew’s brain and they agreed to create a small windmill to generate electricity.
After the formal EVA, the crew had lunch and everyone went to their labs to work on their experiment. The mission journalist interviewed Commander Corrales and they had the chance to talk about what is like to be in the MDRS.