Sol Summary – April 16th

Crew 192 Sol Summary Report 16Apr2018

Sol 8

Summary Title: Houston, We Have a [Mouse] Problem

Author: Victoria Varone

Mission Status:

Sol Activity Summary: Our day started with a visit from a tiny companion ‒ code name “Paul Watney” in honor of our missing crew member and “The Martian” ‒ who made his way into the upper deck of the hab. He accompanied us in the hab for the day but then decided to return to Mars. (see Photo Report)

Our first EVA of the day was a long walking hike along the ridge. We climbed some of the dunes and hills and had to get creative along the way as there weren’t outlets or shallow spots where we thought they would be. One of the highlights of the hike was making our way up to the hab overview, which offered some amazing Martian views overlooking the hab.

Our second EVA was shortened due to strong winds that increased as the day went one. It was turned into a short relocation EVA where we dropped off our tiny friend “Paul Watney” back onto the vast plains of Mars.

The evening consisted of some more cooking for the crew, baking peanut butter cookies, and watching “Apollo 13.”

Look Ahead Plan: Finish cleaning Water Tank and final skirt HAB clean up. Exploration continues to the south and spreading North.

Anomalies in Work: None

Weather: Chilly early on, warmer later in the day, mostly cloudy all day.

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

EVA: See EVA Report.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Photo Report, Commander’s Report, GreenHab Report

Support Requested: None

Maintenance request: See Operations Report