Operations Report – January 23rd

Crew 203 Operations Report 23-JAN-2019

SOL: 11

Name of person filing report: Freddy Castaneda

Non-nominal systems: Nothing new to report.

Notes on non-nominal systems: None

Generator (hours run): Unknown; Turned on last night (22Jan2019) at 16:50; Stopped running during the night, no hour reported on the generator. It was turned on this morning for about 15 minutes (23Jan2019) from 10:10 to 10:25; Turned on tonight (23Jan2019) about 16:30

Solar SOC – Turned on (22Jan2019) 83%; Turned off (23Jan2019) 60%; Turned on (23Jan2019) 84%

Diesel Reading – Under 1/2 tank.

Propane Reading – Refilled, 80%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – Nothing to report.

Water (auxiliary tank) – Not in use.

Water (static tank) – About 30%; 160 gallons

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer – No

Gallons transferred: Not applicable

Water in GreenHab – About 43%; 130 gallons

Water (loft) – At level marker 10

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes; At 14:30 to refill the tank

Water Meter: 01404157

Toilet tank emptied: Yes.

Deimos rover used: No, still not functional

Hours: Not applicable

Beginning charge: Not applicable

Ending charge: Not applicable

Currently charging: Not applicable

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours: Not applicable

Beginning charge: Not applicable

Ending charge: Not applicable

Currently charging: Not applicable

Spirit rover used: Used for EVA to North Pinto Hills.

Hours: 70.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 64%

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Not used.

Hours: 46.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Used for EVA to North Pinto Hills.

Hours: 72.2

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 89%

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: Brakes on Opportunity still not working properly.

ATV’s Used: None (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use: None

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: None

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: None

Notes on ATVs: None

HabCar used and why, where? Not used.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off-campus

General notes and comments: Nothing to report.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios:

Suit #1: All electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #2: All electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #3: Negative electrical terminal to battery replaced, All electrical connections verified, fuse used to enable suit #9, the battery doesn’t make an entire cycle, charges and discharges completely in less than one minute. Battery retired for exchange.

Suit #4: Loose terminal screw on the switch, all electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #5: All electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #6: Fan locked, voltage on battery was down and battery discharges quickly, the second fan move slowly. Issue fixed, all electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #7: All electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #8: Negative electrical terminal on battery replaced, electrical fail on fan, issues fixed, all electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #9: Enable with fuse of suit #3 and battery of suit #11, all electrical connections verified, working properly.

Suit #10: Battery replaced with an old one taken from the RAM, all electrical connections verified, working properly. Pending for battery functionality on the field.

Suit #11: Battery replaced with an old one taken from the RAM, all electrical connections verified, working properly. Pending for battery functionality on the field.

Summary of Hab operations: 8 toilet paper rolls received.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report.

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support: Nothing to report.

Astronomy Report – January 23rd

Crew 203 Astronomy Report 23-Jan-2019

Crew Astronomer: Santiago Vargas Dominguez

Description:

The weather improved after a few days under cloudy conditions. This allowed completing most of the active observations from previous runs (Heart Nebula, Barnard 33). Single exposures in LRGB + Halpha (300 s each) were acquired for M82. Images of the moon were acquired for testing with clear skies, but they saturated even with the shortest exposure time (0.03 s). In a previous run, the resulting image of the moon looked fine due to thin clouds blocking some of the light and acting as a neutral filter.

Objects Viewed: Messier 82 (image attached), Soul Nebula, Heart Nebula, Barnard 33.

Problems Encountered: none

Journalist Report – January 23rd

Between skies on fire and colored grounds

Author: Liza Forero

The dawn arrives without haste and with silent giving way to the eleventh sun of our peaceful stay. While the sky is in chromatic flames that are appeased with the passing of minutes, I breathe in the cold air and fill myself with calm and peace, an ephemeral and volatile peace that can only be achieved in those small moments of privacy between an infinite landscape and the soul.

The sunrise ends, and it predicts us a sunny and calm day. I see reflected in my partners the fatigue of the hard work and effort they used in this dream, in this experience turned into a tangible reality, but at the same time, I see reflected in the new perspectives and yearnings of new adventures.

Fatigue manifests itself in some of us in illnesses and in others in long silences, but we decided to give the space and the time that each one needs so they can recover while the rest of us cover all the tasks, like the team that we are, to be able to fulfill the objectives set before.

During our EVA I cannot avoid comparing the diverse range of colors that this place offers me and how it varies according to the time, according to the place and according to the perceptible beyond the view. The different lines of colors that range from violet to green and red make me believe that this space is a canvas that is renewed and that changes every day, bringing new teachings, new perspectives, new reflections.

Excited to see the geological wealth offered by a small area in the middle of the desert, my partners and I rejoiced and marveled at the sight of our feet small pieces of history, history petrified for hundreds of years and that manifests itself to our eyes in small fossils and rocks of multiple shapes and colors. Before such distraction, the minutes fly and we remember that we must return to where our friends are waiting for us to listen to our experience in the field.

The day ends, and the colors dissipate on the horizon, we know that the countdown begins and that the last days in this desert paradise must be treasured to remember them with pleasure while each one continues his own way to new adventures.

Entre cielos de fuego y suelos de colores

Autor: Liza Forero

El alba llega sin prisa y silencioso dando paso al onceavo sol de nuestra apacible estancia. Mientras el cielo se encuentra en llamas cromáticas que se apaciguan con el pasar de los minutos, respiro el aire frío y me lleno de tranquilidad y paz, una paz efímera y volátil que sólo puede conseguirse en esos pequeños momentos de privacidad entre un paisaje infinito y el alma.

El amanecer termina y consigo pronostica un día soleado y tranquilo. Veo en mis compañeros reflejado el cansancio del trabajo y esfuerzo empleado en este sueño, en esta experiencia convertida en una realidad tangible, pero a la vez logro ver reflejado en ellos nuevas perspectivas y añoranzas de nuevas aventuras.

El cansancio se manifiesta en algunos de nosotros en enfermedades y en otros en largos silencios, pero decidimos dar el espacio y el tiempo que cada uno necesita para que se recuperen mientras los demás cubrimos todas las labores y así entre todos, como el equipo que somos, poder cumplir con los objetivos trazados.

Durante nuestro EVA no puedo evitar comparar la diversa gama de colores que me brinda este lugar y cómo esta varía de acuerdo a la hora, de acuerdo al lugar y de acuerdo a lo perceptible más allá de la vista. Las diferentes líneas de colores que van desde violetas hasta verdes y rojizos me hace creer que este espacio es un lienzo que cada día se renueva, que cada día muta, trayendo consigo nuevas enseñanzas, nuevas perspectivas, nuevas reflexiones.

Emocionados de ver la riqueza geológica que nos ofrece una pequeña zona en medio del desierto, mis compañeros y yo nos regocijamos y maravillamos al ver a nuestros pies pequeños trozos de historia, historia petrificada por cientos de años y que se manifiesta ante nuestros ojos en pequeños fósiles y rocas de múltiples formas y colores. Ante tal distracción los minutos vuelan y recordamos que debemos volver a donde nos esperan para escuchar nuestra experiencia en campo.

El día se termina y los colores se disipan en el horizonte, sabemos que la cuenta regresiva empieza y que los últimos días en este desértico paraíso debemos atesorarlos para luego recordarlos con agrado mientras cada uno continúa su propio camino a nuevas aventuras.

EVA Report – January 23rd

Crew 203 EVA Report 23-01-2019

EVA # 7

Author: Liza Forero

Purpose of EVA:

Geologic recognition of the zone. Take samples and data for microbiology test and take some physic-chemical parameters of the ground using a LabQuest. The main parameters that are going to be taken are conductivity, pH, and temperature.

Geology recognition of outcrops, topographic highs, sediment, canyons, and lithology.

Start time: 13:00

End time: 16:00

Narrative:

The EVA was successful; the weather helped us today, it was sunny and there were no winds so we could walk and work in the best possible way. We arrived at Cow Dung Road a few meters of Zubrin’s Head, leave the rovers over the Road and started to walk at east till get to the North Pinto Hills. During the walk, we covered some geologic data. During the walk, we took samples that are going to be analyzed at the laboratory with the LabQuest. We described the lithology or the zone and found different types and colors of clays and clasts.

During the EVA there was no trouble with rovers or suits. When we finished the activity, we went back to the rovers and go back to the HAB. During the walk, we were taking pictures and the register of the stratigraphy of the zone.

Destination: North Pinto Hills (vehicle and walking).

Coordinates: 521000 E, 4248430 N

Participants: Liza Forero, Oscar Ojeda, Hermes Bolivar

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung road to the southeast till we get to the Pleiades Road where we will start walking to arrive at North Pinto Hills.

Mode of travel: Walking and Driving

Vehicles used: Spirit and Curiosity

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Sol Summary – January 23rd

Crew 203 Sol Summary Report 23-Jan-2019

Sol: 11

Summary Title: Don’t stop me now, (’cause I’m having such a good time)

Author’s name: Oscar Ojeda

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: We started our day as usual with a big breakfast, pancakes, and coffee. Some of our crewmembers, who were scheduled to go on EVA reported not so optimal health status, so we shifted the EVA team. The team got ready and went to the south of the hab, to find a zone filled with evidence of ancient life. While the team that remained in the hab performed some station keeping labors, as well as science. The crew rested in the afternoon after lunch and got ready for reporting. We’ll most likely go early to bed.

Look Ahead Plan: We’re planning for a couple more EVAs during the mission, and to review some of the results on the research.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Clear skies all day long, low-intensity winds.

Crew Physical Status: One crewmember might have had a fever due to a cold, other reported a headache, and another, muscular pain. Other than that, everyone is in good health.

EVA: 1, a team of 3 went to the area West of North Pinto Hills.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, Greenhab Report, Journalist Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, HSO Report Astronomy Report.

Support Requested: HSO suggests Alka-Seltzer type medicine for indigestion. We’d also like to request more tissue paper for the crew members with a cold.

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Greenhab Report – January 23rd

Crew 203 Greenhab Report 23-Jan-2019
Greenhab Officer: Hermes Bolivar

Environmental Control:
Heating
Cooling w/ ambient air (5 hrs)

40% Shade Cloth on
80% Shade Cloth on

Average Temperatures:
Low: 16.1°C
High: 26.1°C

Hours of Supplemental Light: 5

Daily Water Usage of Crops: 17 gallons

Water in Blue Tank (gallons): 44.3%, 133 Gallons.

Times of Watering for Crops:

10:22
12:35
15:00
17:14
19:12

Changes to crops: The carrot in mature stage has been harvested.

Narrative:

I Harvest the carrot in mature stage, there are few plants of carrot that need to grow more for harvest, The peas of the experiments has begun to emerge, we have results of the experiments soon.

Harvest: 36 g of carrot.

Support/Supplies Needed: NONE

Journalist Report – January 22nd

Title: One of the best landscapes I’ve seen in my life …

By: Freddy Castaneda

Here we are, the cold of the morning awakens us earlier than expected, the sun still does not appear on the horizon but our day is already beginning. The crew is waiting with some uncertainty for a scheduled visit for today, after 10 strange days on Mars, we will finally see a different face. Our HSO (Crew Scientist) prepares a delicious breakfast, as the best style of our land she surprises us with a heated rice, beans, and eggs, a flavor that has a "Ratatouille effect" in some of us, I have to admit that there is no chance of being at risk for lack of food while she and our commander are in charge of feeding.

As if it were a bad joke, the breakfast of Hermes, our Greenhab Officer, is interrupted with the incoming of our visitors, is one of the few things that can annoy this great adventure partner who has become the soul of the crew. But hey, ultimately it did not matter, there are new faces in the habitat, new voices, this has not happened for 10 days and although it may seem like a short time, believe me, it not like that here; It is a daily situation of supreme simplicity on our planet of origin, however, under the current circumstances we see it as such an event. The reporters have arrived, their kindness meets our hospitality and everything flows well, they seem not to understand how it is possible that we may be living in this hostile environment, alone on this planet.

They will accompany us during our day, document our activity and then share it with their people, from their own perspective but through our eyes. Enchanted with the idea, we invite them to be part of our EVA, scheduled to start before noon. A short tour in the Rovers and we are already in Pooh’s Corner, the first view of the day is provided by the habitat itself, in the distance we can see that "little station”, our home, subjected to the inclement environment, vulnerable in the middle of the desert …

A quick tour and we return to leave our vehicles; we now have to walk to go in search of the highest peak to which we will climb on this magnificent trip. After a long "climb" on a hill with slopes that barely exceed 20% of inclination but that seem like a real wall with our suits on. Finally, the arduous road had a great reward, one of the best landscapes I have seen in my life … silence says it all, we were dumb under such immensity, marveling at the implacable presence of the desert, kilometers, and kilometers of solitude, only we are here. For several minutes we held our breath just to let ourselves be carried away by the sight, it is impossible not to feel the spirituality of the place. Fatigue reminds us that we must continue on our way, although we arrived here in a short period of time now we must return to the safety of the habitat and the way back will not be the same one we came for. Twenty minutes after leaving that view behind we can see our home from a distance, I think it is the first time that we all arrived from an EVA with a big smile drawn on our faces, what a good day.

Our visitors met us at the station and immersed themselves in our daily lives, taking careful note of our jobs. The work is done, the energy returns to our bodies to share a delicious lunch that the girls of our crew have prepared with love, it is late for lunch but this is life on Mars, a final reflection invades me when I answer a short question that that kind visitor makes to each of the crew: why is this mission important for your country? This simple question has been deeply engraved in my mind and now I just hope I can answer it with facts rather than words.

Titulo: Uno de los mejores paisajes que he visto en mi vida…

Por: Freddy Castañeda

Aquí estamos, el frío de la mañana nos despierta antes de lo previsto, el sol aún no asoma en el horizonte pero nuestro día ya comienza. La tripulación espera con algo de incertidumbre una visita programada para hoy, después de 10 extraños días en Marte veremos por fin una cara diferente. Nuestra HSO (Crew Scientist) prepara un delicioso desayuno, al mejor estilo de nuestra tierra nos sorprende con un calentado de arroz, frijoles y huevo, un sabor que tiene “efecto Ratatouille” en varios de nosotros, tengo que reconocer que no existe la más mínima posibilidad de estar en riesgo por falta de comida mientras ella y nuestro comandante estén a cargo de la alimentación. Como si se tratara de una mala broma, el desayuno de Hermes, nuestro Greenhab Officer, se ve interrumpido por la aparición de nuestros visitantes, es una de las pocas cosas que pueden molestar a éste gran compañero de aventura quien se ha convertido en el alma de la tripulación. Pero bueno, en últimas no importó, hay caras nuevas en el hábitat, voces nuevas, esto no ocurría desde hace 10 días y aunque parezca poco tiempo créanme, no lo es aquí; es una situación cotidiana de suprema simpleza en nuestro planeta de origen, sin embargo, bajo las circunstancias actuales lo vemos como todo un acontecimiento. Los reporteros han llegado, su amabilidad se encuentra con nuestra hospitalidad y todo fluye bien, parecen no entender cómo es posible que podamos estar viviendo en este ambiente hostil, solos en éste planeta. Nos acompañaran durante nuestro día, documentaran nuestra actividad para luego compartirla con su gente, desde su propia perspectiva pero a través de nuestros ojos. Encantados con la idea, los invitamos a ser parte de nuestra EVA, programada para comenzar antes del mediodía. Un corto recorrido en los Rovers y ya estamos en Pooh’s Corner, la primera vista del día nos la brinda el propio hábitat, a la distancia se ve aquella “pequeña estación”, nuestro hogar, sometida al inclemente ambiente, vulnerable en la mitad del desierto…

Un rápido recorrido y regresamos para dejar nuestros vehículos, nos disponemos ahora a caminar para ir en búsqueda de la cumbre más alta a la que subiremos en este magnífico viaje. Luego de una larga “escalada” por una colina con pendientes que apenas superan el 20% de inclinación pero que nos parecen un verdadero muro por estar utilizando nuestros trajes. Finalmente, el arduo camino tuvo una gran recompensa, uno de los mejores paisajes que he visto en mi vida… el silencio lo dice todo, quedamos mudos ante tal inmensidad, maravillados con la implacable presencia del desierto, kilómetros y kilómetros de soledad, únicamente nosotros estamos aquí. Por varios minutos sostuvimos el aliento tan solo para dejarnos llevar por la vista, es imposible no sentir la espiritualidad del lugar. El cansancio nos recuerda que debemos continuar nuestro camino, si bien llegamos hasta aquí en un corto periodo de tiempo ahora debemos regresar a la seguridad del hábitat y el camino de regreso no será el mismo por el que vinimos. 20 minutos después de dejar aquella vista atrás ya podemos ver a la distancia nuestro hogar, creo que es la primera vez que todos llegamos de una EVA con una sonrisa dibujada en nuestras caras, que buen día.

Nuestros visitantes recorren la estación, se sumergen en nuestra cotidianidad y toman atenta nota de nuestro trabajo. La labor está hecha, la energía retorna a nuestros cuerpos al compartir un rico almuerzo que las niñas de nuestra tripulación han preparado con todo cariño, es tarde para almorzar pero así es la vida en Marte, una reflexión final me invade al contestar una corta pregunta que aquel amable visitante nos hace a cada uno de los tripulantes: por qué es importante esta misión para su país? Esta simple pregunta ha quedado profundamente grabada en mi mente y ahora solo espero poder responderla con hechos más que con palabras.

Journalist Report – January 22th

Title: One of the best landscapes I’ve seen in my life …

By: Freddy Castaneda

Here we are, the cold of the morning awakens us earlier than expected, the sun still does not appear on the horizon but our day is already beginning. The crew is waiting with some uncertainty for a scheduled visit for today, after 10 strange days on Mars, we will finally see a different face. Our HSO (Crew Scientist) prepares a delicious breakfast, as the best style of our land she surprises us with a heated rice, beans, and eggs, a flavor that has a "Ratatouille effect" in some of us, I have to admit that there is no chance of being at risk for lack of food while she and our commander are in charge of feeding.

As if it were a bad joke, the breakfast of Hermes, our Greenhab Officer, is interrupted with the incoming of our visitors, is one of the few things that can annoy this great adventure partner who has become the soul of the crew. But hey, ultimately it did not matter, there are new faces in the habitat, new voices, this has not happened for 10 days and although it may seem like a short time, believe me, it not like that here; It is a daily situation of supreme simplicity on our planet of origin, however, under the current circumstances we see it as such an event.

The reporters have arrived, their kindness meets our hospitality and everything flows well, they seem not to understand how it is possible that we may be living in this hostile environment, alone on this planet. They will accompany us during our day, document our activity and then share it with their people, from their own perspective but through our eyes. Enchanted with the idea, we invite them to be part of our EVA, scheduled to start before noon. A short tour in the Rovers and we are already in Pooh’s Corner, the first view of the day is provided by the habitat itself, in the distance we can see that "little station”, our home, subjected to the inclement environment, vulnerable in the middle of the desert …

A quick tour and we return to leave our vehicles; we now have to walk to go in search of the highest peak to which we will climb on this magnificent trip. After a long "climb" on a hill with slopes that barely exceed 20% of inclination but that seem like a real wall with our suits on. Finally, the arduous road had a great reward, one of the best landscapes I have seen in my life … silence says it all, we were dumb under such immensity, marveling at the implacable presence of the desert, kilometers, and kilometers of solitude, only we are here. For several minutes we held our breath just to let ourselves be carried away by the sight, it is impossible not to feel the spirituality of the place.

Fatigue reminds us that we must continue on our way, although we arrived here in a short period of time now we must return to the safety of the habitat and the way back will not be the same one we came for. Twenty minutes after leaving that view behind we can see our home from a distance, I think it is the first time that we all arrived from an EVA with a big smile drawn on our faces, what a good day.

Our visitors met us at the station and immersed themselves in our daily lives, taking careful note of our jobs. The work is done, the energy returns to our bodies to share a delicious lunch that the girls of our crew have prepared with love, it is late for lunch but this is life on Mars, a final reflection invades me when I answer a short question that that kind visitor makes to each of the crew: why is this mission important for your country? This simple question has been deeply engraved in my mind and now I just hope I can answer it with facts rather than words.

Titulo: Uno de los mejores paisajes que he visto en mi vida…

Por: Freddy Castañeda

Aquí estamos, el frío de la mañana nos despierta antes de lo previsto, el sol aún no asoma en el horizonte pero nuestro día ya comienza. La tripulación espera con algo de incertidumbre una visita programada para hoy, después de 10 extraños días en Marte veremos por fin una cara diferente. Nuestra HSO (Crew Scientist) prepara un delicioso desayuno, al mejor estilo de nuestra tierra nos sorprende con un calentado de arroz, frijoles y huevo, un sabor que tiene “efecto Ratatouille” en varios de nosotros, tengo que reconocer que no existe la más mínima posibilidad de estar en riesgo por falta de comida mientras ella y nuestro comandante estén a cargo de la alimentación. Como si se tratara de una mala broma, el desayuno de Hermes, nuestro Greenhab Officer, se ve interrumpido por la aparición de nuestros visitantes, es una de las pocas cosas que pueden molestar a éste gran compañero de aventura quien se ha convertido en el alma de la tripulación. Pero bueno, en últimas no importó, hay caras nuevas en el hábitat, voces nuevas, esto no ocurría desde hace 10 días y aunque parezca poco tiempo créanme, no lo es aquí; es una situación cotidiana de suprema simpleza en nuestro planeta de origen, sin embargo, bajo las circunstancias actuales lo vemos como todo un acontecimiento. Los reporteros han llegado, su amabilidad se encuentra con nuestra hospitalidad y todo fluye bien, parecen no entender cómo es posible que podamos estar viviendo en este ambiente hostil, solos en éste planeta. Nos acompañaran durante nuestro día, documentaran nuestra actividad para luego compartirla con su gente, desde su propia perspectiva pero a través de nuestros ojos. Encantados con la idea, los invitamos a ser parte de nuestra EVA, programada para comenzar antes del mediodía. Un corto recorrido en los Rovers y ya estamos en Pooh’s Corner, la primera vista del día nos la brinda el propio hábitat, a la distancia se ve aquella “pequeña estación”, nuestro hogar, sometida al inclemente ambiente, vulnerable en la mitad del desierto…

Un rápido recorrido y regresamos para dejar nuestros vehículos, nos disponemos ahora a caminar para ir en búsqueda de la cumbre más alta a la que subiremos en este magnífico viaje. Luego de una larga “escalada” por una colina con pendientes que apenas superan el 20% de inclinación pero que nos parecen un verdadero muro por estar utilizando nuestros trajes. Finalmente, el arduo camino tuvo una gran recompensa, uno de los mejores paisajes que he visto en mi vida… el silencio lo dice todo, quedamos mudos ante tal inmensidad, maravillados con la implacable presencia del desierto, kilómetros y kilómetros de soledad, únicamente nosotros estamos aquí. Por varios minutos sostuvimos el aliento tan solo para dejarnos llevar por la vista, es imposible no sentir la espiritualidad del lugar. El cansancio nos recuerda que debemos continuar nuestro camino, si bien llegamos hasta aquí en un corto periodo de tiempo ahora debemos regresar a la seguridad del hábitat y el camino de regreso no será el mismo por el que vinimos. 20 minutos después de dejar aquella vista atrás ya podemos ver a la distancia nuestro hogar, creo que es la primera vez que todos llegamos de una EVA con una sonrisa dibujada en nuestras caras, que buen día.

Nuestros visitantes recorren la estación, se sumergen en nuestra cotidianidad y toman atenta nota de nuestro trabajo. La labor está hecha, la energía retorna a nuestros cuerpos al compartir un rico almuerzo que las niñas de nuestra tripulación han preparado con todo cariño, es tarde para almorzar pero así es la vida en Marte, una reflexión final me invade al contestar una corta pregunta que aquel amable visitante nos hace a cada uno de los tripulantes: por qué es importante esta misión para su país? Esta simple pregunta ha quedado profundamente grabada en mi mente y ahora solo espero poder responderla con hechos más que con palabras.