Sol 5 – 27/11/2017
Green Hab Officer Jordan Bowden
Average temperature: 28.5 C in Greenhouse / 10 C Outside
|Temperature inside (°C)||30 C||–||–||26 C|
|Temperature outside (°C)||8C||–||–||12 C|
|% Humidity||16%||–||–||16 %|
Changes to crops: Everything is growing well.
Daily water usage for crops: 3 Gallons
Time(s) of watering for crops: 11:00, 14:30
Daily watering and amount of water used: 2 gallons used at 11:30, 1 gallon used at 16:30. 3 gallons total.
Narrative: Greetings CapCom,
Unfortunately my time on Mars is coming to a close, and as such, today was my last full day taking care of the Green Hab. Things have been coming along steadily in the space, and I’m happy to report that all of the plants seem healthier and bigger than when I arrived; as a non-expert gardner, this is the best I could really hope for.
Today we went on our final EVA: the sky was cloudy and the winds very strong. This weather was totally different than the rest of our time here on Mars: on other EVAs, the sun was so strong that we were sweating in spite of the actual outside temperature. Overall, it was wonderful to see the scenery and get some good work done outside the Hab.
Lastly, I wanted to emphasize how much I have enjoyed our time here, and how transformative the impact this time has had been on our work and research. I’m amazed by this space and the community that keeps it going, and I can’t say enough how grateful I am for this experience.
Let me know if you need any electronics designed or parts 3D printed for the upcoming Aquaponics system in the Green Hab, I could send them out to Mars if it’s feasible.
You’re the best, CapCom. Thanks for your hard work.
Green Hab Officer