Mission Plan – April 1st

Crew 208 Medical Makers Mission Plan
Commander: Julielynn Wong
Executive Officer: Dean Jin
Health & Safety Officer: David Kim
Engineer & Astronomer: Amanda Manget
Greenhab Officer & Journalist: Erika Rydberg

Medical Makers is a global community of innovators, patients, and healthcare providers who use low-cost technologies to make sustainable solutions to save lives, time, and money. Medical Makers host Medical Make-A-Thons worldwide to crowdsource low-cost, high-quality, life-changing 3D printable solutions for 3D4MD’s digital library. Our MDRS projects include:

• 3D printing drone maps of MDRS and the surrounding Mars-like terrain
• Evaluating a new drone controller during flight tests, including an outdoor inspection of a Martian habitat during a simulated emergency
• Evaluating a low-cost, high-fidelity, 3D printed thoracentesis trainer designed to allow Crew Medical Officers, their back-ups, and healthcare professionals to attain and maintain life-saving surgical skills to serve astronauts on long space missions and the 5 billion people who lack access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical care
• Demonstrating the technical feasibility of bike-powered 3D printing by Martian analogue astronauts — who are following the International Space Station exercise bike schedule — to empower the 1 billion people without access to electricity to use portable 3D printing technologies
• Testing a wearable sensor that monitors wear time for 3D printed prosthetic hands to reduce the risk of complications
• 3D printing essential items on demand locally to save lives, time and money for the 3.75 billion people who live in remote or rural areas, the 136 million people who require humanitarian aid, and astronauts on long space missions
• 3D printing low-cost, high-quality medical devices for healthcare providers who serve the 3.75 billion people who live in remote or rural areas and astronauts on long space missions
• Testing a reusable and simple 3D printable ostomy system for stoma patients who cannot afford disposable ostomy appliances, a growing global industry that costs healthcare systems $2.5 billion a year
• Using reusable, personalized, biodegradable 3D printed straws to conserve water at MDRS and reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills and oceans

Crew 208 Medical Makers is grateful for the financial support of Dr. Robert Milkovich and Mrs. Marijana Milkovich, Ron Rivkind at Filaments.ca, and Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Our MDRS projects are also made possible thanks to Atila Meszaros, David Mateus, and Shannon Rupert at the Mars Desert Research Station, Dr. Scott Parazynski and George Guerrero at Fluidity Technologies Inc., Jade Bilkey, Crew 207 Medical Makers, and members of the Medical Makers YGK, YHM, YKF, YMM, YVR, YYT and YYZ Chapters.


Crew 208 Medical Makers Mission Plan.pdf

Astronomy Report – April 1st

Astronomy Report
Name: Amanda Manget

Crew: 208
Date: 01-APR-2019

MDRS ROBOTIC OBSERVATORY

Robotic Telescope Requested (choose one): MDRS-WF

Objects to be Imaged this Evening:

Submitted March 27th: Pinwheel

Submitted April 1st: Crab Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy, Dumbbell Nebula

Objects Already Imaged: Pinwheel with MDRS-14

Problems Encountered:

MUSK OBSERVATORY

Solar Features Observed: N/A

Problems Encountered: N/A

EVA Report – April 1st

Crew 208 EVA Report 01-APR-2019

EVA #1

Author: Julielynn Wong

Purpose of EVA: Flight testing of traditional versus new drone controller

Start time: 1100

End time: 1300

Narrative: Crew 208 set up pylons to conduct a flight test in a square pattern (60 feet in length) at an altitude of 20 feet to compare the performance of a standard versus new controller. Crew 208 ENG + HSO did figure-of-8 flight tests with a standard and new drone controller. Crew 208 XO did a hab roof inspection and ENG + HSO flew an exterior hab inspection with a traditional drone controller. Surveys were completed. Open-ended feedback was also recorded.

Destination: Hab

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): n/a

Participants: Dean Jin (XO), Amanda Manget (ENG), David Kim (HSO)

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: n/a

Mode of travel: Walking

EVA #2

Author: Julielynn Wong

Purpose of EVA: Flight testing of traditional versus new drone controller

Start time: 1430

End time: 1630

Narrative: Crew 208 COM and GHO conducted flight testing in a square pattern (60 feet in length) at an altitude of 20 feet and figure-of-8 pattern to compare the performance of a standard versus new controller. Flight test pylons were returned to Hab. Data collected will be forwarded to controller manufacturer.

Destination: Hab

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): n/a

Participants: Julielynn Wong (COM), Dean Jin (XO), Erika Rydberg (GHO)

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: n/a

Mode of travel: Walking

Journalist Report – April 1st

Crew 208 Journalist Report

Date: 01-April-2019

Author: Erika Rydberg

Drone Control to Major Tom: We’re Flying.

Today was our first full day on Mars, it was a beautiful day here at the Hab with the sun shining and some beautiful seasonal weather. We had two walking EAVs planned today to begin some drone testing with two groups. We realized in order to fly we needed some landmarks to help guide our flying, as we were testing out the use of two different controllers and needed to fly in patterns to properly test our drone controller usage. Amanda, an engineer by trade, made a crafty large cone out of neon paper and a 3D printer filament cardboard box that could be weighed down by rocks. Suited up and with four cones made, the first group led by Dean left the Hab, while those left behind worked on reports, research and made lunch of quinoa and chili. After lunch, we split up again with our second group going out to attempt drone flying.

We attempted flying figure-of-eights and square patterns with both drone controllers. For some (including this here crew journalist) it was the first time ever flying drones and hearing words like “yaw” which to some may sound more like a cowboy’s exclamation than a flight term. Yaw means to “oscillate about a vertical axis” and just like that we were practicing the moves that captains and pilots know by heart. Drone flying while in a spacesuit is one of the best things we’ve done yet – how many people are able to say they’ve done just that – worn a space suit and flown a drone? Flying the drone, one thing one might notice is that there are limited controls, no matter which controller you use. The controllers may seem simple at first glance, but the process of navigating the drone is a challenge, as you have to think about moving along three axes. Understanding the challenges of moving through space in the air or on the ground is a challenge on Earth, let alone on Mars. While some of us were focused on the sky, our other two crew members were working on the ground and getting some further exercise, using a bicycle to charge a battery.

Takeaways: whether you’re up in the sky or down on the ground cycling, Mars is the place to be!

Greenhab Report – April 1st

Crew 208 GreenHab Report – 01-April-2019

GreenHab Officer: Erika Rydberg

Environmental control:

Ambient with door open at 08:30

Shade cloth (80%) on

Average temperatures:

Average: 24.9 C

Low: 20.7 C
High: 33.4 C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 5 gallons

Water in Blue Tank— 212 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 8:30 and 17:00

Changes to crops: Planted leeks and spinach today.

Narrative: Plants are looking good, the temperature today was great for their growth.

Harvest: 4 grams basil; 1 gram oregano

Support/supplies needed: None

Sol Summary – April 1st

Crew 208 Sol Summary Report 01-APR-2019

Sol: 4

Summary Title: A Day of 3D Printing, Drones, and Biking (in sim)

Author’s name: Julielynn Wong

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Crew 208 finished 3D printing our first drone map of MDRS! This map shows the MDRS structures in 3D, including the Hab, Greenhab, Science Dome, connecting tunnels, solar panel array, two observatories, repair access module, and rovers!

Useful things to 3D print at MDRS:
Tripod plate

We compared the performance of standard and new drone controllers in flight tests during our two EVAs today.

Crew HSO + ENG exercised for 1 hour on our bike study.

Crew 208 received their food rations this PM for our mission.

Our Astronomer is now cleared to use the MDRS Robotic Observatory

Look Ahead Plan: Continue bike study data collection in the Hab. Start data collection for thoracentesis study.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: #1: Hab; #2: Hab

Reports to be filed: Operations, Greenhab, Journalist, EVA Report, EVA Request, Mission Plan

Support Requested: Opportunity rover awaiting repair.

Green Hab Report – Mar 31st

Crew 208 GreenHab Report – 31-March-2019

GreenHab Officer: Erika Rydberg

Environmental control:

Ambient with door open

Shade cloth (80%) on

Average temperatures: 25.7 degrees Celsius

Low: 20.7

High: 33.4

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 7 gallons

Water in Blue Tank — 217 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops:13:00 and 17:54

Changes to crops: None

Narrative: Water level was low today and we could not get any water from the upper faucet. We were able to draw water using the lower hose. XO refilled water in Greenhab this PM.

Harvest: 4 grams basil

Support/supplies needed: None

Operations Report – Mar 31st

Crew 208 Operations Report 31-MAR-2019

SOL: 3

Name of person filing report: Amanda Manget

Non-nominal systems: Generator

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

Generator (hours run): 12.5

Solar – SOC 66% @ 1900 (before David turned on generator for the night)

Diesel Reading – 47%

Propane Reading – 54%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 2 gallons

Water (auxiliary tank) – 0 gallons (Note: Not in Use)

Water (static tank) – 194 gallons

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer – No

Gallons transferred: 0

Water in GreenHab – 217 gallons

Static to Loft Pump used – Yes

Water Meter: 014225.5 gallons @ 1822

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: N/A

Beginning charge: N/A

Ending charge: N/A

Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 85.3

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 68%

Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 55.7

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 78%

Currently charging: No

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 85.9

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 69%

Currently charging: Yes

Notes on rovers:

Dean, David, Erika and I took the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers out to the Candor Chasma (out of sim). On Cactus Road 1104 (at 4252000 and 521000), a high temperature battery warning came on the Opportunity rover while driving straight, and it stopped suddenly. We tried to communicate with David but there was no signal. We waited approximately 20 minutes to wait for it to cool down, and we took Curiosity to a higher point to try to establish contact again, which we could not. Then we checked Opportunity and the warning was no longer there so we started on the path again. About 5 minutes later it stopped again. Then we took Curiosity to a high point again and were able to establish contact with Julielynn who was able to reach David. David then came on an ATV to tow Opportunity back. We arrived back at 1800.

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

Reason for use: David towed Opportunity back to the Hab.

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1

Notes on ATVs: None

HabCar used and why, where?

Atilla came from Grand Junction to MDRS.

Dean picked up water in Hanksville around 2000h to bring to the Green Hab.

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: EV suits normal, all batteries read > 12.5 volts

Summary of Hab operations: Checked SOC of electrical system as follows:

0730 SOC 100%, generator turned off by David

1300 SOC 100%, generator off

1900 SOC 66%, generator turned on by David

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAMM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Observation submitted March 28th for MDRS-14 has not gone through yet.

Summary of health and safety issues: None