Sol Summary – March 16th

Crew 206 March 16th, 2019
Sol 20

Summary Title: Welcoming Crew 207

Author: Jeremy Auclair

Mission Status: All nominal

Sol Activity Summary: Yesterday night we invited Atila and David to have some homemade pizza at the Hab, it was really nice to see some new faces. This morning we woke up earlier than usual, around 06:00 am, to watch the sunrise from Hab Ridge. The view is breathtaking. It felt great to feel the cold breeze on our skins. We stayed up there for more than 2,5 hours. After that, we ate breakfast and got ready for our hike.

At 10:00 am we took Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity to go towards the Copernicus road. It was a beautiful hike, we walked and sunbathed for a good amount of time. We didn’t have any time constraints because the last news we had was that Crew 207 would only arrive tonight around 08:00 pm.

We came back at the Hab around 01:30 pm, and at this point, Atila gave us the news that Crew 207 would arrive in an hour. We had to rush to finish cleaning the Hab and prepare lunch. But the crew arrived later and we ate alone.

The handover went really well, we trained them with the time we had and talked a little about our research and our lives. We will go to Stan’s Burger around 08:00 pm so the COMMS window has to be managed beforehand.

Look ahead plan: Tomorrow we will get up at 06:00 am to drive back to Grand Junction, rent a car and head straight to Denver, it’s gonna be a long day.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny all day

Crew physical status: Fine

EVA: Copernicus exploration

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

Support Requested: None