Journalist Report – April 2nd

Crew 208 Journalist Report

Date: 2-April-2019

Author: Erika Rydberg

Where is Windy City? Mars!

We began today with some new and exciting food supplies and consumed some new food including: oatmeal, chocolate with almonds, and cheese crackers. We’ve been loving the variety of freeze dried supplies that we have, and love to eat not just fruit, but our broccoli florets as they are — freeze dried. Now onto our mission…

Today with the wind picking up, we cancelled one of our EAVs to continue to test our drone controllers. Amanda, Dean and David were able to go on an expedition and complete a 2nd day of testing as planned prior to the gusting wind. Around the Hab we perfected our 3D drone maps after some continued troubleshooting – it is my belief this will be our best map yet.

I, Crew Journalist, took a ride on the bicycle for one hour. We’re using our bicycle to test power generation to power our 3D printers. I envisioned being outside on a beautiful day with the sun shining down on Mars, while cycling away inside and generating sufficient power for our battery.

We’re finishing the day with some more testing of our thoracentesis trainer and some dinner of jambalaya another item from our new supplies. More to come tomorrow, on what will hopefully be a less windy day.

Cheers,

Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chief Medical Maker