Journalist Report – March 10th

Crew 206 – 03/10/2019

Sol 14

Author : Benjamin Auzou, Journalist

"A different day"

Since the beginning of our mission, the days are busy, and follow a
heavy routine. Today it was a pleasure to live and think differently and
we needed that to prepare the last week of the mission. However it’s
harder to find inspiration in those days.

The daylight savings time spoiled a part of the day. We woke up between
0900 and 1000, we had lunch at 1400 : a perturbed day. We had a big
breakfast with a new pancake recipe and spent more time speaking at the
table than on week days. Then while Norbert was baking bread, we watched
a movie, debated on the place of humour in societies, played VR games
and cards.

In days-off, time is different. Indeed we are not under a planning, our
tasks aren’t planned. And so we are taking more time to cook, more time
to speak, more time to play, more time for everything, more time for us.
Time is a precious value, especially on Mars, where Earth is at around
15 minutes of light speed communication, at months of space travel. Also
on Mars the question of day duration is important : Will the settlers
live on 24 hours cycle or will they adapt their way of life to the
martian 24 hours and 40 minutes cycle?

Operations Report – March 10th

Crew 206 Operations Report 10 – MAR – 2019

SOL: 14

Name of person filing report: Gaspard Thieulin

Non-nominal systems: Generator

Notes on non-nominal systems: Radiator hoses and
alternator need replacement on generator. A contractor has
been arranged to make these repairs within a few days.

Generator (hours run): 14,2 hours

Solar— SOC % – Turned off at 100%, Turned on at 78% (20h00?)

Diesel Reading – 60%
Propane Reading – 76%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 2 gallons

Water (Auxillary tank) – Not in use

Water (Static tank) – 375 gallons

Water differential (static tank) – 10 gallons

Gallons transferred: Not Applicable

Water in GreenHab – 221,6 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes

Water Meter: 0141721,5 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: No, still not functional

Hours: N/A

Beginning charge: N/A

Ending charge: N/A

Currently charging: N/A

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR

Hours: Not Applicable

Beginning charge: Not Applicable

Ending charge: Not Applicable

Currently charging: Not Applicable

Opportunity rover used: Breaking system being repared.

Hours: 53,1 hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Not Used

Hours: 78.2 hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: Yes

Spirit rover used: Not Used

Hours: 81,2 hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: Opportunity’s brake fluid is empty, it looks like the
pipeline has a leak. Atila is working on it, more informations will follow.

ATV’s Used: N/A

Reason for use: Not used

Oil Added? N/A

ATV Fuel Used: N/A

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: None

Notes on ATVs: None

Hab Car used and why, where? Not Used.

Staff Crew Car used and why, where? Off Campus

General notes and comments: Nothing to report.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report.

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of Green Hab operations: Nothing to report.

Summary of Science Dome 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 more to report.

Greenhab Report – March 10th

Crew 206 Green Hab Report – 10-MAR-2019

GreenHab Officer: Norbert Poussin

Environmental control: Heating and Cooling w/ ambient air (8 hrs)

Shade Cloth (40%)

Average temperatures:

Low: 17.7°C

High: 29.1°C

Hours of supplemental light: 0 Hours

Daily water usage for crops: 4.4 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 221.6 gallons

Crops watered at 0930 hours (2.2 gallons) and 1730 hours (2.2 gallons):


1) 09.30 AM 21.1° C / 31 %
2) 13.30 AM 26.1° C / 20 %
3) 15.00 PM 25.5° C / 20 %
4) 17.30 PM 20.1° C / 22 %

Changes to crops: I removed the cucumbers.

Narrative: Today was day off, I only watered the plants. Door was opened
from 9h30 to 17h30.
I will plant new peas tomorrow.

Harvest: None.

Support/supplies needed: None.

Sol Summary – March 10th

Crew 206 March 10th 2019 Sol 14

Summary Title : Light (and rest) saving day

Author : Jeremy Auclair

Mission Status : All nominal

Sol Activity Summary : Today was our rest day, se didn’t put any alarms
for waking up, with the day light saving hour change we woke up around
09-10:00 am to have breakfast. It feels really good to take a day off
and not follow any schedule. We spent most of the day playing cards and
talking, we saw a funny stupid movie before lunch. We will be much more
efficient and motivated tomorrow and the rest of the day. As every day
we had our debating time, that was about humour and its impacts on the
society for today.

Our Crew writer explained us his plan for our Crew post mission video
and we have started the shootings today.

Look ahead plan : This week we have to plan an EVA to bring the LOAC out
of the station again, we have gathered enough data inside the station.

Anomalies in work : None

Weather : Cloudy all day with a few sunshines

Crew physical status : Fine

EVA : None

Reports to be filed : GreenHab, Journalist, Operation, EVA Request

Support Requested : None

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