Sol Summary – April 8th

Crew 192 Sol 0 Summary Report

Sol 0

Summary Title: Where the Hell is Hanksville?

Author: Victoria Varone

Mission Status: Crew 192’s mission is shaping up to be a great one. Today was largely spent preparing for our simulation, but the crew still managed to complete a handful of important tasks during their preparation and organization, such as some filling of the hab’s water tanks, a health/safety brief, and some pre-planning for their simulation.

Sol Activity Summary: On our first full day at MDRS, we “flipped this hab!” We cleaned the hab top the bottom, including lots of mud that was tracked in after last night’s surprise rain. We also organized everything in hab, sorting all supplies in each area of the hab.

Look Ahead Plan: The crew will finish up their pre-sim duties tomorrow morning and start their simulation tomorrow afternoon. The goal is complete a solid, uninterrupted sim, during which we will complete science experiments and explore personal and professionals goals.

Anomalies in Work: There was a loose external part of the hab that became very loud in hitting an adjacent beam in the midst of strong winds. The crew patched up the part and the hab is running smoothly.

Weather: It was sunny and warm most of the day, but some heavy winds picked up from around 1500 to approximately 1900.

Crew Physical Status: All crew are physically healthy and safe.

EVA: There were no EVAs done today as the crew is not yet in sim.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary Report, HSO Report, GreenHab Report, EVA Request

Support Requested: None