Journalist Report – Mar 24th

Journalist Report March 24

Journalist: Diane Rothberg

We are operating as a reduced crew today, as we sadly said goodbye to our two capable, young scientists, Tiffany and Kevin.

We are out of sim, but there is still the Hab to be run, and Tom did his operations duties, I took care of the plants in the Greenhab, and Julielynn compiled scientific data and took care of other administrative loose ends.

Tom and I got to take advantage of this glorious, sunny day by going for a hike. It was a real treat, being back in the “earth’s atmosphere”, and outdoors without the burden of a heavy space suit. The terrain here is awe-inspiring, oddly shaped hills and rock formations in every brown-red hue imaginable, and fossils from thousands of years ago everywhere!

We head out of here tomorrow, but what a privilege it has been to participate in this rare, and wonderful “Mars” experience. Thank you MDRS, and thank you, Medical Makers!

Operations Report – Mar 24th

Crew 207 Operations Report 24 Mar 2019

SOL: 8

Name of person filing report: Tom Baldwin

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

Generator

Generator (hours run): 11 hours

Generator was turned off at 8am, SOC 67 %

Diesel Reading – 50 %

Propane Reading – 61 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 2 gallons.

Water (auxiliary tank) – Not in use

Water (static tank) – 210 gallons (replenished by David)

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer– Not applicable

Gallons transferred: Not Applicable

Water in Green Hab – 142 gallons

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes
Water Meter: 142050.1 gallons

Toilet tank emptied: No

Deimos rover used: No, 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

Spirit rover used: Not used

Hours: 85.1 hours

Beginning charge: 100 %

Ending charge: 100 %

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Not used

Hours:54.9hours

Beginning charge: 100 %

Ending charge: 95 %

Currently charging: Yes (now 100%)

Curiosity rover used: Used

Hours: 84.7 hours

Beginning charge: 100 %

Ending charge: 97 %

Currently charging: Yes (now 100%)

Notes on rovers: not used

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): N/A

Reason for use: Not used

Oil Added?: N/A

ATV Fuel Used: N7A

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: None

Notes on ATVs: None

HabCar : None.

CrewCar used and why, where? Not used

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: EVA suits normal, with all batteries greater than 13 volts,

Summary of Hab operations: Checked SOC of electrical system.

09:00 66%, generator off. Reported to David.

10:20 63%, generator off. Reported to David.

14:30 55% generator on. Reported to David.

15:20 Power failure. Reported to David

15:35 Power restored

15:55 55%, generator off.

16:55 48%, generator off

17:20 44% generator on

19:00 46% generator on

Summary of Green Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

GreenHab Report – Mar 24th

Crew 207 GreenHab Report – 24 Mar 2019

GreenHab Officer: Diane Rothberg

Environmental control: Heat and cooling w/ambient air 10:00 hr

Shade Cloth (40%)

Average temperatures: RH

Low: 16.0 deg C 20%

High: 28 deg C 45%

Hours of supplemental light: 0 Hours

Daily water usage for crops: 6 gal

Water in Blue Tank: 142 gallons

Crops watered at 08:00 hours (3 gal) and 17:00 hours (3 gal)

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

1) 8:00 AM 18 deg C / 34%

2) 10:35 AM 30 deg C / 26%

3) 14:10 PM 24 deg C / 20%

4) 17:00 PM 23 deg C / 20%

Changes to crops:

Narrative: None

Harvest: Basil: 10 gm

Support/ Supplies needed: none

GreenHab Report – March 24th

Crew 207 GreenHab Report – 24 Mar 2019

GreenHab Officer: Diane Rothberg

Environmental control: Heat and cooling w/ambient air 10:00 hr

Shade Cloth (40%)

Average temperatures: RH

Low: 16.0 deg C 20%

High: 28 deg C 45%

Hours of supplemental light: 0 Hours

Daily water usage for crops: 6 gal

Water in Blue Tank: 142 gallons

Crops watered at 08:00 hours (3 gal) and 17:00 hours (3 gal)

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

1) 8:00 AM 18 deg C / 34%

2) 10:35 AM 30 deg C / 26%

3) 14:10 PM 24 deg C / 20%

4) 17:00 PM 23 deg C / 20%

Changes to crops:

Narrative: None

Harvest: Basil: 10 gm

Support/ Supplies needed: none.

Sol Summary Report – Mar 24th

Summary Title : Day #8 (Out of Sim)

Author : Julielynn Wong

Mission Status : All nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Last night, Crew 207 successfully completed our check-out inspection with David. COM continued data collection for the thoracentesis study.

This AM XO transported HSO + SCI to GJT. ENG + GHO hiked up to the North Ridge to observe fossils.

COM continued 3D printing items in Level 1 of the Hab.

Look ahead plan : Continue drone flight mapping + data collection for thoracentesis and bike-powered 3D printing studies. COM to begin inputting thoracentesis study data values for remote analysis and manuscript preparation. XO to transport ENG + GHO to GJT in PM on Sol 9.

Anomalies in work : None

Weather : Sunny

Crew physical status : Fine

EVA : Drone mapping flights in AM out of sim.

Reports to be filed : Operations, GreenHab

Support Requested : None