Sol Summary – April 29th

Crew 193 Sol Summary Report – 29APR2018

Sol 7

Summary Title: How Windy Is It? It’s Sooooollllll Windy, the Answer Will Blow You Away!

Author: Dr. Shawna Pandya, HSO

Mission Status: Supra-nominally windy.

Sol Activity Summary:
Today the two EVA teams swapped AM/PM spots to change things up, and will be doing so for the rest of their time here. EVA-AM team explored White Rock Canyon and Kissing Camels Ridge, and a good time was had by all, other than a sprained knee sustained by one of the team, who is now recovering. Meanwhile, EVA-PM team took care of the GreenHab and wo/manned the fort. Upon her return, the Commander took Command of the kitchen and whipped up a delicious feast of pasta alfredo with chicken, spaghetti bolognaise and a hearty vegetable soup to whet her picky crew’s carnivorous, non-dairy and vegetarian predilections, respectively. In the late afternoon, EVA Team 2 took to the mean streets of Mars for a sojourn up North, certain that they would have turn back early due to mounting winds and increasing cloud cover. Alas, the winds of Mars made way for our fearless explorers, who had the time (and view) of their lives up by Copernicus way. In the midst of these EVAs, more scientific data was accrued and solar prominences observed by the science team and astronomer. The Sol will culminate with another hearty Martian spread come dinnertime, followed by some ‘Gold’-en opportunities for crew bonding, by way of ASL, cards and games.

Look Ahead Plan:
The week continues with more EVAs to the Moon by the EVA-AM team, and a PM trek over to Cactus Road with exploration of the near-by sights and sounds, with plans to forge on with the usual science, Hab operations and astronomy.

Anomalies in work:

1. Generator is not charging solar panels overnight – ongoing issue, no changes.
2. Suit #10 has been decommissioned due to aberrant battery contacts.

Weather: Partly overcast, very windy, warm.

Crew Physical Status: One crew member sprained a ligament on EVA and is recovering. They have plans to go on a light excursion EVA (light walking on flat terrain or mostly in vehicle), or plans to stay back if not recovered in the morning.

EVA:

Reports filed:
EVA Report
Astronomy Report

Science Report
Operations Report

HSO Report
GreenHab Report
Sol Summary

Reports to be filed:
GreenHab
Photo & Photo of the Day Report

Commander’s Report
EVA Request

Support Requested:
1. Straps to 2-piece suit neck ring
2. New terminal connectors for Suit #10