Journalist Report – December 4th

Crew 184 Journalist Report

Willie Schumann

03 December 2017

Title First Steps

Narrative Today was the day, we walked the first time on Martian soil. But before our boots printed our profiles in the dusty ground, we had to learn how to survive. Meaning how to use our space suits properly and to stay always in touch with our crewmates.

We decided to split our crew in groups of three each, to have a short familiarization EVA. Commander Horn and Medical Officer Sczepaniak and me had the privilege to be in group one. The pole position also helped to clear some problems for the rest of the team. It took us some time to have all radios checked and synchronized and applied perfectly on our suits. The cameraman forgot to take his camera in all his euphoria into the preparation room. But there was no time for shame for yours truly, only time for EVA.

Our space helmets are certainly a piece of art. Quite unique in size and design, and clearly differentiable to other groundbreaking space missions in the past decades. Every era should have their iconic space suits and round and clear helmets define the era of humans on Mars. It takes two people two put the helmet and the oxygen container on the astronaut, which is clearly an effort. But it also increases the feeling of security; because it clearly has what the astronaut needs most – plenty of breathable air.

But it takes a little bit more to be able to go out of the habitat than just putting on a suit. To avoid the risk of decompressing our lungs we stayed twenty five minutes in the preparation room. We used this time to triple check our before we went into the airlock. This tiny chamber is the last thin border to the Martian environment. There we decompressed for another five minutes. The moment of opening this last door to adventure was beautiful, commander Horn opened the lock and the Martian sun welcomed us.

Yesterday night blew a hefty Martian storm over our habitat, so first thing we did was checking the premises for possible damage. We discovered nothing and jumped on our ATV’s, which we had extensively trained on. I had struggled with it before, but today it was a complete joy ride. Everything seemed in sync, as I was ever meant to be to ride on this surface.

Our plan was to explore the near surroundings and so we did. The ground was mainly perfectly even and we quickly distanced ourselves from our hab. The landscape got more surreal as we gained ground. Round shaped and sharp edged hills and rocks are sprinkled left and right of us. We stopped and climbed on the highest elevation point. I was surprised how easy we reached the peak. The surface is soft and gives enough grip to step up. On top it was a great opportunity to shoot some pictures to send home.

After we returned to the hab and a quick lunch I decided to join the second group for their first minutes. I thought it was a great chance to get some additional film footage. After everything was done I actually felt the exhaustion of the EVA’s. While I was out there the adrenaline kept me focused and going, because every new shot was a promise. But it was great to return to the hab, which turned to our home within just a few days. I never expected that, but the intensity of our endeavor seems to accelerate everything. Mars really makes every minute count and precious.

Personal Logbook I am exhausted, but very happy after this day with 1,5 EVA’s. While the first one was a proper one, I took the chance to film a few transition shots in the beginning of the EVA of our second group out on Mars.

There are challenges to film with the round helmet, but I surprisingly managed well to focus. It seems I am fit to film on Mars. For the first time I also had the chance to take some photography on film on Mars, which made me really content.

I see pictures and stories everywhere, but you have to stay contained and you have to shift certain scenes and topics to another day. Otherwise I would kill myself with work. I have to stay fit and focused this entire mission.

I am happy, that the crew is picking up on my idea of VLogs. Instead of an interview I would love everyone to film personal diaries with an iPhone. Other than a conducted interview a VLog gives the audience the chance to have a very personal look on the protagonists of our adventure.

Today I used my new 360° camera the first time. And I already learned a bit. To avoid shadows on the complete frame I will probably use it, when the sun stands the highest, or it isn’t there at all.

Overall it was a great day. I am running a bit behind with interviews, but I leave that for the days, when weather forbids us from going outside. The pictures today were fantastic and I am optimistic for the days to come.

Thank you very much for your help and attention.

Willie Schumann, Journalist, Crew 184

GreenHab Report – December 3rd

GreenHab Report

Trisha Randazzo

December 3, 2017

Sol 2

Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient (no heating or/cooling)

Ambient with window/door open

·         Windy so unable to keep door open

Heating

·         Functioning nominally

Cooling

·         Not availabloe

Both heating and cooling

·         Nominal

Shade cloth on/off

·         On

Average temperature: (N/A until new sensor is delivered)

·         N/A

Changes to crops:  Note all emergence of seedlings, death of seedlings, etc

·         One tomato is doing poorly, but everyone else is growing quite well!!

Daily water usage for crops:

·         Complete with no issues

Time(s) of watering for crops:

·         12:55

Morning research observations: (Currently not operational)

·         N/A

Changes to research plants:

·         N/A

Daily watering and amount of water used:

·         2 gallons of all soils

Aquaponics:  (Currently not operational)

·         N/A

Narrative:  Any other information you want to share

·         Planted crew gifts of paper-whites. Two containers in the Green-Hab, one container in the Hab.

Support/supplies needed:

·         Awaiting:

Operations Report – December 3rd

Crew 184 Operations Report  03/12/2017

SOL: SOL 2

Name of person filing report: HuntJ

Non-nominal systems: Toilet Tank, Water (static)

Notes on non-nominal systems:  Toilet Tank: Tank was particularly filled up during purge and caused all crew to have to move upstairs for duration of purge. Workaround is to purge every other day of ops (e.g Sol 4 is next purge) to make upkeep easier on all.

We also request a resupply of the TB-Cide Quat Cleaner Deordorizer/Disinfectant. We are out after the last purge.

 

                                                    Water (Static): Water is at 50 Gallons which is alarmingly low. Our trailer water is at 1000 gallons but we need the means to transfer the water. Request to get Trailer water moved to Static water or permission and high level instructions to do it ourselves.

Generator (hours run): 13.2 Hours

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night) Not nightfall as of submission, but will report this info in the next report.

Diesel –  50% full

Propane –  Did not check (No EVA), assume to be 79 percent volume due to past readings and trends.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) –   gallons. 5 gallons

Water (trailer) –   1000 Gallons

Water (static) –   50 Gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used –  No

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used –  Yes

Water Meter:  20 gallons (46 once Pump used)

Toilet tank emptied: Yes

ATV’s Used: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used:  None

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 00

Notes on ATVs: N/A

Deimos rover used: Not used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used:  ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used:  Not used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Opportunity rover used:  Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Curiosity rover used:  Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

HabCar used and why, where?  No

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet:  Still good so far.

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: Static Water Tank almost empty, need means to transfer Trailer water over to Static.

Summary of GreenHab operations:  All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: All nominal

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Is there a way we can check to see how much internet we are using during the day? We tried the link provided in a different log template but it didn’t take us to anything.

Mission Plan – Crew 184

Mars Desert Research Station Mission Plan 03 Dec 2017

Crew 184 – Team PRIMA

Commander / Astronomer:  Thomas Horn (U.S.A)

Executive Officer / Greenhab Officer:   Patricia Randazzo (U.S.A)

Engineer:  Joshua Hunt (U.S.A)

Scientist:  Akash Trivedi (United Kingdom)

Crew Journalist:  Willie Schumann (Germany)

Crew Health & Safety Officer:  John Sczepaniak (U.S.A)

Crew 184 is made up of highly qualified scientists, engineers, medical and journalist professionals. They are planning on undertaking several research projects at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS). The overriding goal of our mission is to simulate a Martian surface stay as closely as possible while at MDRS.  Thanks to the crew’s wide range of expertise, they will be able to work on multiple scientific projects and experiments and explore the Martian analog environment.  The crew is hoping to help enable the future settlement on Mars through their work during and after the mission at MDRS.

The main research tasks are explained below.

Circadian Synchrony and Fatigue in Mars Desert Research Station Participants:

Fatigue management is an important mission objective for Mars exploration. This study will investigate fatigue and sleep in Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) participants.

An important goal for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to mitigate fatigue in human systems according to the 2005 NASA technology road maps. For example, we need an effective measurement of sleep time, quality, and efficiency. We need an effective surveillance examination for fatigue (psychomotor testing for fatigue). [1] The Mars Desert Research Station is an ideal place to test these objective and subjective tests. It is also a safer and cost efficient way to test countermeasures for a potential Mars mission.

MDRS’s isolated location allows for minimal outside interference. Crews can control their sleep time to a comparable Martian day of 24 hours, 40 minutes.

Time Delay:  Conducting operations with a significant time delay is a major impediment to ground / flight crew coordination and is something that real-world space programs have little experience with concerning a human crew.  MDRS is an ideal location to simulate a martian time delay to exercise communication techniques between ground team / flight crew to ensure efficient operations.  We have numerous tool and building kits that will be used to build simulated parts and structures.  A ‘ground team’ will be simulated in the HAB while a ‘flight team’ will work in the Science Dome.  We will experiment with different time delay durations and different methods of information transfer between teams.  When executing directed tasks the time to completion and other measures of efficiency will be recorded to determine analytically the most efficient method of communication under different time delay conditions.

“Russian Doll” approach for geomorphic and geochemical target selection on Mars (Matryoshka EVAs):

Evaluating the past habitability of Mars is a key science objective for the near future. Meeting this goal will involve innovation, exploration, and scientific enquiry across all levels of observation from orbital, lander, and rover — the most advanced being NASA’s current Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity — and eventually to a human mission. At the MDRS, features analogous to those on Mars can be fully characterised. Dunes and channel structures provide a test-bed for investigation of the geomorphological bodies found in martian terrains (e.g. Clarke & Pain, 2003; Malin & Edgett, 2000).In this proposal, we highlight the value of using four modes of geologic survey operating at increasingly fine scales. Analogous to the gradual down-scaling of a Matryoshka (Russian) doll, the four-phase sequence of study provides observations at a progressively smaller scale.

Nerve Block Feasibility Study for Long-duration Mars Missions:

Long duration space missions will require light weight and straight forward methods for anesthesia. The technique must be applicable in both zero-gravity and low gravity situations.[ Komorowski M. 2016, Sczepaniak J 2016] As the crew travels to Mars it will experience a 15 minute communication delay with the Earth based mission control center.[Otto C. 2010]. Therefore, the crew will need to perform anesthesia with minimal guidance. A mission to Mars will last longer than one year and may result in issues with procedural retention by the crew medical officers. Nerve block techniques are ideal for many medical/surgical procedures. They require minimal up mass and are less bulky than other techniques. Additionally, they have a lower chance of hypotension. They do not require intubation in all cases. [Komorowski M. 2016] The two most challenging parts of a nerve block include identification of the anatomy using ultrasound and inserting the needle to the target area.

Schedule:  In order to maintain conditions as flightlike as possible we are working with a volunteer organization, Space Generation Advisory Council, to do our scheduling for us.  Prior to the mission our crew drafted a list of all activities we wanted to complete during the mission with details such as number of crew, length of activity, duration of activity, scheduling constraints, etc . .   With this information SGAC creates and sends us a schedule at ~ 2pm every day for our next day.  This allows us to experience missions as astronauts do when we are not in charge of the details of our own schedule.  We will be monitoring crew performance while executing these schedules and provide daily feedback to SGAC to modify schedules for future days.

Exercise:  It is important to maintain bone density and muscle strength under micro-G / reduced-G.  To simulate this we have brought weights and a bike machine to MDRS that closely simulate the exercise routine astronauts go through on the International Space Station.  Every crewmember is scheduled for exercise every day.

Filming:  Our crew journalist will be filming our entire experience at MDRS and will use it to promote space and public outreach encouraging space exploration throughout the wider public.  During our stay we will be conducting numerous interviews, both individually and as a group, to document our stay.

Thomas Horn

Commander / Crew 184

Sol Summary – December 3rd

Crew 184 Daily Summary Report  03 Dec 2017

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 2

Summary Title:  Getting settled at MDRS!

Mission Status:  Today has been a busy day preparing both ourselves and the MDRS for the rest of our mission.  We spoiled ourselves with a hearty breakfast today (and to get rid of some of our fresh food!).

Today has been one of excitement preparing for our first EVA tomorrow.  We have encountered our first mission failure!

During the high winds today we heard a bang as the outer airlock door was blown open.  The inner airlock door held closed and thus we didn’t all die!  We immediately closed the door to the EVA Prep room to form a second seal to the martian atmosphere.  During tomorrows familiarization EVA we will enter the EVA Prep room, close the EVA Prep room door, and use that as a depressurization chamber.  Immediately upon departure on tomorrows EVA we will repair the outer airlock door.

We have discovered today that all the planning in the world still requires real-time flexibility as numerous activities took much longer than we expected.  For example the Exercise Bike took several hours and modifications to assemble and get working correctly, much more than we had allocated.  That being said, we have successfully completed all objectives and are ready to begin completing our science objectives tomorrow!.

Sol Activity Summary:

1.    Inventoried and organized the MDRS Hab and Greenhab

2.    Completed all reports

a.    Greenhab

b.    HSO

c.    Mission Plan

d.    Operations Report

e.    Sol Summary

f.     EVA Request

g.    Journalist

3.    Assembled exercise equipment (Stationary Bike / Weights)

4.    Got more detailed training from previous crewmembers

5.    Crew Exercise

6.    Internet troubleshooting (WiFi modem nonfunctional – connection working straight to modem)

7.    Cleaning and organizing MDRS

8.    Radio check with all radios (all functional except for 1)

9.    Communication check at all MDRS buildings with Habitat

10. Neuroblock Feasability Training

Look Ahead Plan:

1.    Familiarization EVA

2.    Communication ‘Lego Bricks’ experiment

3.    Sleep Study / crew medical questionnaires

4.    Musk Observatory Training and Observation

5.    Journalist interviews and filming

6.    Medical status surveys with Crew Doctor throughout the day.

7.    CPR Training

a.    Practice CPR techniques with crew medical doctor on CPR medical dummy

See schedule for tomorrow attached to this email.

Anomalies in work:

8.    Non Functional WiFi Modem

9.    Non Functional Power Strip (removed and replaced)

10. 1 Non Functional Radio

11. EVA Airlock Outer Hatch Failure (failed open) due to high winds.

12. Roof Hatch blown open continually (will close when winds die down)

Weather:  Very windy!  We have had two wind related MDRS failures.

Crew Physical Status:  All crew in good health.

EVA: No EVA today

Reports to be filed:

Greenhab

Operations

EVA Request

Journalist

Sol Summary

Mission Plan

Support Requested:

1.    We can’t find a template for Daily HSO Report.  Please provide what is desired in this report.

2.    Water Transfer from Delivery Tank to Static Tank

3.    More TB-Cide Quat Cleaner (we are out)

4.    Recommendation for wi-fi router failure.

a.    We have reset the router, checked our allocation, restarted laptop, and router is non-functional.  When hooking up laptop directly to modem internet works well.

Greenhab Report – December 3rd

GreenHab Report

Trisha Randazzo

December 3, 2017

Sol 2

Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient (no heating or/cooling)

Ambient with window/door open

· Windy so unable to keep door open

Heating

· Functioning nominally

Cooling

· Not availabloe

Both heating and cooling

· Nominal

Shade cloth on/off

· On

Average temperature: (N/A until new sensor is delivered)

· N/A

Changes to crops: Note all emergence of seedlings, death of seedlings, etc

· One tomato is doing poorly, but everyone else is growing quite well!!

Daily water usage for crops:

· Complete with no issues

Time(s) of watering for crops:

· 12:55

Morning research observations: (Currently not operational)

· N/A

Changes to research plants:

· N/A

Daily watering and amount of water used:

· 2 gallons of all soils

Aquaponics: (Currently not operational)

· N/A

Narrative: Any other information you want to share

· Planted crew gifts of paper-whites. Two containers in the Green-Hab, one container in the Hab.

Support/supplies needed:

· Awaiting:

Sol Summary – December 2nd

Sol 1

Summary: MDRS Training Day!

Author: Tom Horn

Mission Status:  Mission is starting great and we are enjoying our first day on Mars! Today was a busy day as we spent the day out of sim getting training from the previous crew and Shannon. We are excited for our first day ‘in sim’ tomorrow. We are taking a ‘light duty’ day tomorrow as we focus on finishing move in to the hab and getting acclimated. Due to this we are NOT doing an EVA tomorrow.

Notes for CAPCOM. Please communicate with our crew using this email address, mdrscrew184@gmail.com. This ensures our entire crew sees all communications. Please add this email address to the mission support distribution so in the future we can email these reports to you from that address.

One of the major research goals for our team is to follow a ‘Martian Day’ of 24:40 and study the effects on our team from following a longer day. Our team is going to follow the schedule below. We understand the the ‘CAPCOM Communication Window’ is between 7-9pm, we will always be awake during this time and will ensure to get reporting completed during this window, including any and all EVA requests. Note that we won’t be following a normal day so if a request is sent to our crew during our ‘sleep time’ our response will be delayed.

Further details will follow in the Mission Plan to be sent tomorrow.

Flight Day Calendar Day Wake Bed Twilight Start Sunrise Sunset Twilight End
Day 1 12/2 Not Scheduled 8:00 PM 6:53:57 AM 7:23:08 AM 5:02:24 PM 5:31:34 PM
Day 2 12/3 4:00 AM 8:40 PM 6:54:50 AM 7:24:03 AM 5:02:17 PM 5:31:30 PM
Day 3 12/4 4:40 AM 9:20 PM 6:55:41 AM 7:24:57 AM 5:02:13 PM 5:31:28 PM
Day 4 12/5 5:20 AM 10:00 PM 6:56:32 AM 7:25:50 AM 5:02:11 PM 5:31:28 PM
Day 5 12/6 6:00 AM 10:40 PM 6:57:21 AM 7:26:41 AM 5:02:10 PM 5:31:30 PM
Day 6 12/7 6:40 AM 11:20 PM 6:58:10 AM 7:27:32 AM 5:02:12 PM 5:31:34 PM
Day 7 12/8 7:20 AM 12:00 AM 6:58:57 AM 7:28:22 AM 5:02:16 PM 5:31:41 PM
Day 8 12/9 8:00 AM 12:40 AM 6:59:44 AM 7:29:10 AM 5:02:23 PM 5:31:49 PM
Day 9 12/10 8:40 AM 1:20 AM 7:00:29 AM 7:29:56 AM 5:02:31 PM 5:31:59 PM
Day 10 12/11 9:20 AM 2:00 AM 7:01:13 AM 7:30:42 AM 5:02:42 PM 5:32:11 PM
Day 11 12/12 10:00 AM 2:40 AM 7:01:55 AM 7:31:26 AM 5:02:54 PM 5:32:25 PM
Day 12 12/13 10:40 AM 3:20 AM 7:02:36 AM 7:32:08 AM 5:03:09 PM 5:32:41 PM
Day 13 12/14 11:20 AM 4:00 AM 7:03:16 AM 7:32:49 AM 5:03:26 PM 5:32:58 PM
Day 14 12/15 12:00 PM 4:40 AM 7:03:55 AM 7:33:29 AM 5:03:44 PM 5:33:18 PM
Day 15 12/16 12:40 PM Not Scheduled 7:04:32 AM 7:34:06 AM 5:04:05 PM 5:33:40 PM
Day 16 12/17 Not Scheduled – Handover Day 7:05:07 AM 7:34:42 AM 5:04:28 PM 5:34:03 PM

 

Sol Activity Summary: We arrived at 12pm today and spent the rest of the day learning about the MDRS with Shannon. We enjoyed our last ‘out of sim’ dinner at Stan’s burger shack with Shannon and the previous crew.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow our primary tasks are:

  1. Finishing move in to the HAB
  2. Completing an MDRS Inventory of supplies (food and other)
  3. Finish cleaning MDRS to start the mission.
  4. ScienceDome / Greenhab / Solar Observatory Detailed Inspection
  5. Completion of required reporting
    1. Mission Plan
    2. Health and Safety Officer Report
    3. If other ‘beginning of sim’ reports are requested, please let us know!

Anomalies in work:  None

Weather: Unseasonably warm!

Crew Physical Status: All crew in good physical health. Brandon Ferguson from the previous crew is staying with our crew until Monday night.

EVA: No EVA

Reports to be filed:

  1. Sol Summary (this is intended to include the commanders report as a narrative included in Mission Status. If this did not hit sufficient detail for this please let me know what details are desired and I will include them in future reports)
  2. Operational Report

Support Requested: None

Journalist Report & Crew Photos – December 2nd

Crew 184 Journalist Report

Willie Schumann

02 December 2017

Title Day One on Mars

Narrative We are on Mars. It’s unbelievable, but yet so real. After half year of planning , we arrived yesterday to the habitat and it was a rush of first impressions. We cleaned some larger items of the previous crews and made ourselves at home. The effects of the long Martian day, which is 40 minutes longer then a day on earth, kicked in and we were quite tired. We dropped into our beds happy and exhausted, which is the best state of mind when you finish a day.

There is always beauty in new beginnings, and so was the morning of our first Martian Day. We got up really early. There is still so much to be done before we can start our research and breath life into the plentiful projects of crew 184. Nonetheless, we spoiled ourselves with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs. We are trying to use our fresh food as soon as possible. Especially in the first days we want to keep moral high, as the six of us have to get used to the new environment.

After breakfast, our second in command Trisha Randazzo gave everyone in the crew a little bag of presents. What a surprise, which could only be topped by Mars itself. The first sunrise on the red planet blew our minds. The colors of the distant sun, leaping over the Martian hills was something I had never seen on Earth. Maybe the euphoria tainted my perception, but anyway, it was darn beautiful.

Even though we were not assigned on an EVA, just yet, the day was eventful. First Officer Randazzo and Crew Engineer Hunt started assembling the workout bicycle really early and had a steep learning curve. It’s seems to be a universal truth, that assembling is as hard on Mars as it is on Earth, and that improvisation is always king. It’s not important how you get there, but that is works and that you gained knowledge in the process.

It’s not a surprise that the crew meals on this first day have been a very bonding experience. I hope we can keep this energy, even if we run out of fresh food and of inspiration how to prepare it. We cherish being here together and looking forward for the days to come. We planted six paper white flower in the green hab this noon, one for every crewmember. So we set already the first seeds of new life on this strange planet. We try to keep them alive. If we succeed, we will probably manage most other challenges that wait for us.

Tomorrow we will head out for our first EVA’s. I think, that is when the magic really starts. We are familiar with our new home now, but now we want to see the land, that surrounds us. We hope we can manage to wear the new space suits without larger problems, as we have heard, that you have to be fit. That’s another reason, why we plan an intense workout regime during our stay. I think, even if we struggle in the beginning of our mission, practice will show its effect and we can start to enjoy our exploration of Mars to the fullest.

Personal Logbook As a Journalist and filmmaker I have certain goals like everyone else of my crewmates. I am very excited about the time to come and conscious about my tasks and the things I need to do, to create great stories. While today was mainly spent with preparations and adjustments, tomorrow will be opening a great window of opportunity for fantastic pictures, when we will finally go outside.

I have filmed a lot today, but I think, that the scenes, that follow, will be more meaningful. As now, I haven’t managed to make to many interviews and it will be a challenge to find new corners and angles in the habitat to film. I was a little tired this morning, but worked on autopilot through most of the day. Patience and motivation will be important to make the most of my time on Mars. I guess, these are qualities that are essential for every astronaut and storyteller.

Willie Schumann, Journalist, Crew 184

Operations Report – December 2nd

Crew 184 Operations Report 02/12/2017

SOL: SOL 1

Name of person filing report: HuntJ

Non-nominal systems: All Nominal

Notes on non-nominal systems: N/A

Generator (hours run): N/A (Arrived during day when already off)

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night) 80%

Diesel – 50% Full.

Propane – 80 Percent Volume .

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – gallons. 5 gallons

Water (trailer) – 1000 Gallons!!!.

Water (static) – 500 gallons

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – No

Water Meter: 46 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: Negligible (Test drive only)

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 00:20 hours

Notes on ATVs: They’re running great!!

Deimos rover used: Not used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Not used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Opportunity rover used: Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Curiosity rover used: Not Used

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Happy to see the Red Planet!

Summary of internet: So far so good!

Summary of suits and radios: All nominal

Summary of Hab operations: All nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: All nominal

Summary of ScienceDome operations: All nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: Not Operational

Summary of health and safety issues: All nominal

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Everything is Awesome!!

Sol Summary – December 1st

Crew 183+ Sol Summary Report 1 December, 2017

Sol 4

Title: Curtis Arrives!

Written by: Brandon Ferguson

Mission Status: Good. Operations are Normal

Sol Activity Summary:

Today, we spent most of our time at the hab. At long last, Curtis arrives to fix the water heater in the hab, which has been out of commission for over a month now. He also insulated the water pipes and the outside tank. This morning, I was able to start my final batch of Sedimentation tests. All that’s left are my salinity & pH tests for all the soils.

Meanwhile, Chris offered to help put the rovers together. We now have three out of the four new rovers fully assembled.

At about 4:00 PM, I took a short EVA to Tank wash to resupply on a couple of samples that I needed.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow morning, Curtis will deliver and install Shannon’s water tank tomorrow, Shannon and I will be preparing the Lab and the Hab for Crew 184’s arrival

Anomalies in work: No Problems

Weather: Clear, warm, calm winds

Crew Physical Status: OK, Healthy

EVA: Tank Wash area

Reports to be Filed:

-Operations Report

Support Requested: N/A