Journalist Report – April 29th

Today was our eighth simulation day. We woke up at 7:30 am and we had breakfast at 8:00. At 9 am, we received KUED Channel 7. PBS, a local tv interviewed us. Carl welcomed the PBS team in spacesuit outside.

Liz, a TV presenter, was very interested by the station. We showed all rooms of the Hab, the greenhab, the Ram, science dome and the solar telescope. She interviewed us about our martian life. After that, she went with us in EVA. She wore a space suit and become an astronaut during one hour. We found the entrance of what seemed to be a grand cavity which can be used as a shelter in case of strong solar winds.

After the EVA, we ate with the TV team. After meal, we discussed about Nathan’s experience and his Martian constitution. We debated about religions and thought freedom on Mars.

At 2 pm Liz interviewed Carl and Eleonore. She asked why science is important, is it difficult to live in the MDRS, … ?

In the same time we worked on our experiments. Read the scientist report for more informations.

At 6 pm, we prepared the Cap Com. Each of us is working on his report and is going to send it between 7 to 9 pm. After the Cap Com, we will eat leftovers for dinner.

Like usual, we will do a crew meeting to speak about the day.