Sol Summary – December 8th

Crew 200 Sol Summary Report 08-DEC-2018

Sol: 6

Summary Title: First solar observation, mission extended for reduced
crew members

Author’s name: Lindsay Rutter

Mission Status: Mission is completed. A proposal was made to extend
the mission with a reduced crew number of three people who will work
toward a relatively new set of objectives. Proposal was approved.

Sol Activity Summary: We woke up today to the smell of lobster
biscuits and herb garlic butter. Several crew members had been
salivating over that box of lobster biscuits since Sol 1, so it was a
celebratory meal that marked the end of our nominal mission. The skies
were clear today and our crew astronomer was kind enough to show
several crew members how to use the solar observatory. After cleaning
and bag packing, we drove to Hanksville to share lunch together and
part ways. Four crew members continued to Grand Junction, while three
crew members returned to the habitat. It was hard to see the crew
split into half, but the three remaining crew members are determined
to use what they have learned from the full team to make the extended
mission worthwhile at both a personal level and team level.

Look Ahead Plan: The reduced crew members will plan new and modified
research projects and brainstorm possible reduced crew EVAs.

Anomalies in work: N/A

Weather: Warmer than recently, snow melting, clear and sunny skies.

Crew Physical Status: No crew members reported physical problems today.

EVA: N/A

Reports to be file: N/A

Support Requested: N/A