Sol Summary Report
November 20, 2017
…and new civilizations…
Shannon Rupert, MDRS Director
Mission Status: Still not in sim. Still just Brandon and I although
we had many visitors today working on the preparations for the arrival
of the RAMM, our new repair and maintenance module, which lands on
station at 10 am tomorrow.
Sol Activity Summary: I spent some time in the GreenHab this morning,
and this afternoon Brandon and I parted ways: he went to explore Coal
Mine Wash and then got water and I went to the canyon I discovered
last winter and explored. I found evidence of a drying inland sea and
Brandon found the pond was already frozen in Coal Mine Wash. He also
found the overlook on Skyline Rim.
Look Ahead Plan: RAMM arrives, we clean and prep for Crew 183. I
just realized that Crew 183 won’t be here tomorrow but rather the next
day. But I also just today realized that this week is Thanksgiving in
the US, so my timeline is all messed up!
Anomalies in work: Other than not being in sim, it was just another
day on Mars.
Weather: Calm, sunny and cold…again.
Crew Physical Status: We are both fine.
EVA: Brandon out of sim in the HabCar to Coal Mine Wash, me in rover
to Discovery Canyon (for lack of a better name).
Reports to be file: Sol Summary and Operations Report. No photos.
Support Requested: None at this time.