Journalist Report – March 14th

Sol 18

Author : Benjamin Auzou, Journalist

Meaningful thoughts

Even more than yesterday, we are feeling the end of the mission
approaching, today we cleaned the entire station to prepare the arrival
of crew 207, filmed answers to questions asked by French middle and high
school students on our mission, and explored for the first time the
Eastern part of the MDRS campus. It was a special EVA since it was the
last of the mission for Cerise and Jérémie, and if Cerise may be back as
a Commander next year, it was for Jérémie the last EVA on Martian soil
as a member of an ISAE-SUPAERO crew, which gave a particular flavor to
the exploration. We visited the surroundings of the Candor Chasma canyon
and its majestic and unknown landscapes for all of us. We took the time
to admire what we had in front of our eyes and Jérémie was able to take
his last shots of the Red Planet. I especially want to thank him for
what he did for the crew and the Club MARS (our assocation); Green-Hab
Officer of mission 189 and Commander of this mission 206, he was
actively involved in the smooth running of these missions and the
development of scientific experiments. In parallel he also participated
in the diversification of the activities of the association, by getting
involved in particular in the social opening activities of the program
OSE L’ISAE-SUPAERO. On behalf of the rest of the crew, I wish him well
in the exciting internship that awaits him and for his graduation, with
the certainty that the three weeks we spent together here have forged
links that go beyond the distance that will cause our dispersion
throughout the world for our different internships and courses.

After these three busy weeks of mission, which will end tomorrow, we
begin to make the balance of this adventure. Everyone came here with
goals, whether individual or collective, and we are starting to get the
answers. How are we going to live in confinement? How will relationships
within the crew evolve? What scientific results are we going to get?
These are the reasons of this human and scientific mission. We have
prepared for a year this mission together in parallel with other actions
such as interventions in middle schools and high schools. This is what
makes us a welded and unflappable crew and founds all the human
dimension of the mission : we learned a lot about ourselves and the life
of a crew.

But we’re doing this mission first and foremost to advance science and
bring Man to Mars. We spent three weeks in confinement, participating in
and deploying many experiments. These had the goal to study the
influence of confinement on our behavior, performance, motivation, but
also to establish experimental reproducible protocols in the perspective
of a scientific mission to Mars.

While Neil Armstrong made the first leap on the Moon for Humanity, the
first step on Mars will be made by humanity. The key to the success of
this great human building is collaboration: be it international
collaboration or collaboration between national and private actors.
Indeed, the exploration of Mars can not be the work of a single nation,
of an isolated compagny, but of a group of organizations and people. And
if a small number of people will first reach the red planet, this will
be the result of the work of many people before them. Engineers working
in agencies and companies on the production of technical resources,
scientists involved in the development of concepts and processes to
improve human space flight, diplomats acting to promote space
exploration, students who participate in their scale to the foundations
of modern space flight, teachers giving to the young population the
passion of science, the people passionate about space that speak around
them about this passion and the advances that it generates, etc…

In the last days of this mission, I have a special thought for my high
school physics teacher, Pascal Martin, who tragically died of a car
accident. This fascinating man has always impressed me with the passion
and heart he put into the teaching of science, and so much more. He also
had the ability to adapt to the needs of each student that allowed
everyone to make progress, whether they were a little genius of physics
or a student in difficulty. In particular, he transmitted to me, in
addition to knowledge of the school program, a big part of his curiosity
for science, his desire to discover things, while working to share
knowledge. I recognize him particularly in the two vocations of the Club
MARS: research and scientific popularization.
To him who wanted the success and happiness of all of his students, in
and out of school, in private and professional life, I can assure you
that today I am living a wonderful adventure that contributes to an even
greater goal. And for that and on behalf of all my classmates he has
participated in the success and accomplishment: Thank you! Sol 18

Author : Benjamin Auzou, Journalist

Meaningful thoughts

Even more than yesterday, we are feeling the end of the mission
approaching, today we cleaned the entire station to prepare the arrival
of crew 207, filmed answers to questions asked by French middle and high
school students on our mission, and explored for the first time the
Eastern part of the MDRS campus. It was a special EVA since it was the
last of the mission for Cerise and Jérémie, and if Cerise may be back as
a Commander next year, it was for Jérémie the last EVA on Martian soil
as a member of an ISAE-SUPAERO crew, which gave a particular flavor to
the exploration. We visited the surroundings of the Candor Chasma canyon
and its majestic and unknown landscapes for all of us. We took the time
to admire what we had in front of our eyes and Jérémie was able to take
his last shots of the Red Planet. I especially want to thank him for
what he did for the crew and the Club MARS (our assocation); Green-Hab
Officer of mission 189 and Commander of this mission 206, he was
actively involved in the smooth running of these missions and the
development of scientific experiments. In parallel he also participated
in the diversification of the activities of the association, by getting
involved in particular in the social opening activities of the program
OSE L’ISAE-SUPAERO. On behalf of the rest of the crew, I wish him well
in the exciting internship that awaits him and for his graduation, with
the certainty that the three weeks we spent together here have forged
links that go beyond the distance that will cause our dispersion
throughout the world for our different internships and courses.

After these three busy weeks of mission, which will end tomorrow, we
begin to make the balance of this adventure. Everyone came here with
goals, whether individual or collective, and we are starting to get the
answers. How are we going to live in confinement? How will relationships
within the crew evolve? What scientific results are we going to get?
These are the reasons of this human and scientific mission. We have
prepared for a year this mission together in parallel with other actions
such as interventions in middle schools and high schools. This is what
makes us a welded and unflappable crew and founds all the human
dimension of the mission : we learned a lot about ourselves and the life
of a crew.

But we’re doing this mission first and foremost to advance science and
bring Man to Mars. We spent three weeks in confinement, participating in
and deploying many experiments. These had the goal to study the
influence of confinement on our behavior, performance, motivation, but
also to establish experimental reproducible protocols in the perspective
of a scientific mission to Mars.

While Neil Armstrong made the first leap on the Moon for Humanity, the
first step on Mars will be made by humanity. The key to the success of
this great human building is collaboration: be it international
collaboration or collaboration between national and private actors.
Indeed, the exploration of Mars can not be the work of a single nation,
of an isolated compagny, but of a group of organizations and people. And
if a small number of people will first reach the red planet, this will
be the result of the work of many people before them. Engineers working
in agencies and companies on the production of technical resources,
scientists involved in the development of concepts and processes to
improve human space flight, diplomats acting to promote space
exploration, students who participate in their scale to the foundations
of modern space flight, teachers giving to the young population the
passion of science, the people passionate about space that speak around
them about this passion and the advances that it generates, etc…

In the last days of this mission, I have a special thought for my high
school physics teacher, Pascal Martin, who tragically died of a car
accident. This fascinating man has always impressed me with the passion
and heart he put into the teaching of science, and so much more. He also
had the ability to adapt to the needs of each student that allowed
everyone to make progress, whether they were a little genius of physics
or a student in difficulty. In particular, he transmitted to me, in
addition to knowledge of the school program, a big part of his curiosity
for science, his desire to discover things, while working to share
knowledge. I recognize him particularly in the two vocations of the Club
MARS: research and scientific popularization.
To him who wanted the success and happiness of all of his students, in
and out of school, in private and professional life, I can assure you
that today I am living a wonderful adventure that contributes to an even
greater goal. And for that and on behalf of all my classmates he has
participated in the success and accomplishment: Thank you!

EVA Report – March 12th

Crew 206 EVA Report 14 Mar 2019
EVA #14

Author : Jérémy Auclair

Purpose of EVA: The EVA has three purposes :

– Maintenance of the LOAC, replacement of the battery

– Final tests of the simulation space suit on a long EVA

– Exploration and photography of Galileo road and the beginin of Chandor
Chasma

Start time: 9:22 am

End time: 11:25 am

Narrative: This morning the weather conditions looked perfect : a very
low wind, sunny with some clouds and a higher temperature than
yesterday. After the engineering checks we went straight to the LOAC,
changing the battery took us about 10 minutes. We then took the rovers
to drive to the east end of galileo road. We parked the rovers at 09:55
am at the end of galileo road and started walking down cactus road. We
continued walking for 45 minutes, making small pauses to take pictures
and investigate plants and rocks. Benjamin, who wore the space suit, was
feeling fine event an hour after the begining if the EVA. We arrived at
a relatively big canyon (compared to White Rock Canyon), we went down
and walked down into it. We continued walking for 10 minutes, talking
pictures, and at 10:40 am we decided to head back to the rovers in case
Benjamin started to feel tired or hurt quickly. We took half of the time
to arrive at the rovers. At 11:00 am we got it the rovers and started
driving back to the Hab. On the way back to the rovers I noticed some
nasty rain clouds north of our position, so I decided to make a final
stop at the LOAC position on our drive back to make sure the rain
protection was well attached. I just made a few changes and we drove
back to the Hab. We entered the airlock at 11:20 am and finished the EVA
at 11:25 am.

Destination: LOAC and Weather Station location, Galieo Road and begining
of Chandor Chasma

Coordinates: 518500/425700 (LOAC and Weather Station), 519700/4251900
(East end of Galileo Road)

EVA Participants: Jeremy Auclair (CMD, EVA leader), Benjamin Auzou
(COMMS), Cerise Cuny (HSO)

Roads and routs per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road, Galileo Road

Mode of travel: Driving and Walking

GreenHab Report – March 14th

Crew 206 Green Hab Report – 14-MAR-2019

GreenHab Officer: Norbert Pouzin

Environmental control: Heating and Cooling w/ ambient air (7 hrs 30 min)

Shade Cloth (40%)

Average temperatures:

Low: 18.0°C

High: 29.9°C

Hours of supplemental light: 0 Hours

Daily water usage for crops: 4.2 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 204.4 gallons

Crops watered at 0930 hours (2.1 gallons) and 1730 hours (2.1 gallons):

TIME NOTED TEMPERATURE(° C ) / HUMIDITY(%)

1) 09.30 AM 19.9° C / 25 %
2) 12.00 AM 22.8° C / 22 %
3) 15.00 PM 24.1° C / 20 %
4) 17.30 PM 22.3° C / 20 %

Changes to crops: Sunflowers are slowly dying. Some of my radishes are
also dying due to the UVs they receive, as expected.

Narrative:
This morning I cleaned the hab for the next crew. In the afternoon, we
filmed videos in the greenhab for our project with primary schools.
I changed the yellow fly paper, but we will need more for the next week
I think.
I also removed the dead snap peas, as peas were harvested this week.
Door opened at 10h, closed at 17h30.

Harvest: None.

Support/supplies needed: New yellow fly paper.

Operations Report – March 14th

Crew 206 Operations Report 14 – MAR – 2019

SOL: 18

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): 11,5 hours

Solar— SOC % – Turned off at 100%, Still off at 93% (1930)

Diesel Reading – 60%
Propane Reading – 72%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 2 gallons

Water (Auxillary tank) – Not in use

Water (Static tank) – 315 gallons

Water differential (static tank) – 16 gallons

Gallons transferred: Not Applicable

Water in GreenHab – 204 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes

Water Meter: 0141772,2 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: Yes

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: Used

Hours: 81,3 hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 84%

Currently charging: Yes

Spirit rover used: Used

Hours: 82,7 hours

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 73%

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers: Opportunity’s brake fluid is full again, we will check
its status on tomorrow’s EVA. Curiosity has been tested all day, no
particular issue has bee, discovered yet. We continue working on it.

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? Used by Staff.

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: See HSO Report.

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

Sol Summary – March 14th

Crew 206 March 14th 2019
Sol 18

Summary Title : Spring cleaning

Author : Jeremy Auclair

Mission Status : All nominal

Sol Activity Summary : This night it was a little bit colder in the Hab,
we all slept much better. The day started beautifully, but unfortunately
during our morning workout one of the crew members pulled a few muscles
on his/her back. It hurt pretty bad but it’s nothing serious. He/her
therefore couldn’t go on EVA, so I took the leadership of this EVA.
After changing the LOAC battery we took the rovers to go to galileo
road. Once there we continued driving a little until we saw the plain
and the river bank ahead of us. At this point we started walking. It was
a beautifull hike, the scenery was out of this world, we walked to the
begining of Candor Chasma. At this point we decided to head back to the
rovers in case one of us started to feel to tired. We ended the EVA at
11:20 am without any issue. After a nice lunch, we started cleaning the
whole Hab, for more than an hour. We will continue tomorrw and saturday.
Before the VR experiment we also filmed some short videos for french
middle school students, as part of our association’s science
popularization for underpriviledge children.

Look ahead plan : Tomorrow will be split in two parts : finishing our
last experiments and finishing cleaning and tidying up the Hab.

Anomalies in work : None

Weather : Cloudy up to 11:00 am, sunny afterwards.

Crew physical status : One of the crew members has a strong back ache,
but nothing serious.

EVA : Weather station maintenance and Galileo road exploration

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

Support Requested : None