Sol Summary – January 24th

Sol: 12

Summary Title: Europa VII

Author’s name: Oscar Ojeda

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: Today was a fine day, we have already spent 12 days on Mars, and although we are exhausted, laughter and good mood is everywhere (The auto-corrector suggests me to change it to "Good Food", which is also true). As always, we started the day with a big breakfast, those powdered eggs are starting to taste good, and supplies will last perfectly until our last meal on Mars. We got ready for our last EVA of the mission, and while we traversed the hab ridge, the crewmembers on the station were working on the final touches of their research. We came back to a plentiful lunch, and the afternoon was spent in more research. We expect to watch the sky tonight, as we get ready to say goodbye to the pale red dot, our home, our present, and hopefully, our future.

Look Ahead Plan: We have two days left here on Mars. After almost two wonderful and demanding weeks, we’re almost ready to come back to Earth. There are some final results to take from the research, finalize the global reports, and bring the mission to a close.

Anomalies in work: None

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

Crew Physical Status: In good health, in better shape than yesterday…!

EVA: 1, a team of 4 went to the Hab Ridge.

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

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