Science Report – April 22nd

Crew 211 – UCL to Mars

Submitted by Science Officer Maxime Bernard

Commander Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist

Our commandant started to assemble the structure of his CubeSat that he printed prior to his arrival on Mars.

XO Officer

Simon started to build his wood stands on which he is going to fix his antennas.

HSO Officer Benjamin Flasse

This morning Benjamin gathered the data from the sleep monitoring he did on Eleonore.

Right after that, he measured everybody’s weight, tension and brain awakeness.

In addition to that, he took measures like fat density,bone quality and water repartition intra/extra cellular using Biody Xpert to monitor our body evolution along our stay here.

He spent the rest of the day making the inventory of what was available in the first aid kits. Most of the compresses were outdated and others were opened. The purchase of new medical supplies should be prioritized and more info will be available in one of the upcoming HSO reports.

Crew Astronomer Eleonore Lieffrig

Our astronomer was able to use the solar telescope for the first time today in manual mode.

Crew Engineer Julien Amalaberque

He is checking the parameters of an Intel RealSense D435i depth camera in order to evaluate which amount of stream data the positioning algorithm will be able to handle without being overwhelmed.

Crew Biologist Chloé Peduzzi

She spent the morning one the science dome preparing her culture medium in which she adds strains of spirulina.

She then disposed them in the greenhouse under two different light conditions before realizing it was way too hot in there. Therefore, she instead disposed them into the Science Dome. She encountered another problem we she realized she was sold the wrong transformer, 240V to 120V instead of 120V to 240V.

She went on EVA in the afternoon with three other crew members to gather soil samples.

Crew Journalist Nathan Pechon

Today, Nathan started to ask us questions about what we thought would be a good juridical baseline of a martian colony.

He then worked on the data he gathered during our talks to work on his first law article about what type of political regime should be adopted on Mars

Crew Scientist Maxime Bernard

Still waiting for the delivery of his muon detector that should have arrived on the 19th of April… The parcel seems to be somewhere between Salt Lake City and Hanksville.