Sol Summary – March 19th

Summary Title : Day #2 of Sim

Author : Julielynn Wong

Mission Status : All nominal

Sol Activity Summary: XO arrived at Hab with the remainder of our research equipment. Crew 207 set up 3D printing systems in Level 1 of the Hab and RAM and set up the bike-powered 3D printing apparatus in Level 1 of the Hab. COM prepared the second part of thoracentesis project in the Science Dome. ENG checked the status of EVA suits. XO provided a fresh battery for the RAM smoke detector. Weather was clear and sunny for EVA #2 to Cattle Gate and Zubrin’s Head. XO and GH planned tomorrow’s EVA. AST continued operations in the solar observatory.

SCI and HSO 3D printed the following labware items out of
biodegradable, food-safe plastic:

Microscope cover slide

Western blot comb

Soil sieve

Crew 207 identified the following useful items that could be 3D printed out of biodegradable, washable plastic at MDRS:

Shade cover of mobile devices (including iPad, iPhone + GPS)

Look ahead plan : We will conduct a walking EVA to scout out a location suitable for drone mapping of MDRS. We will continue to 3D print items at MDRS to save time and money for future crews. We will initiate data collection for our thoracentesis and bike-powered 3D printing projects.

Anomalies in work : None

Weather : Sunny all day

Crew physical status : Fine

EVA : Cattle Gate, Zubrin’s Head

Reports to be filed : Operations, GreenHab, Journalist, EVA Report, EVA Request, Astronomer

Support Requested : None