Crew 213 Operations Report 24-May-2019

Crew 213 Operations Report 24-May-2019

SOL: 6

Name of person filing report:Dana Levin

Non-nominal systems: None

Generator (hours run): overnight 2000-0700

Solar— SOC % (Before generator is run at night): 80% (see above)

Diesel Reading – 73%

Propane Reading – 45%

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0

Water (static tank) – 400 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– Yes

Gallons transferred: 100

Water in GreenHab – Greenhab ops have closed for the season, Crew 213 will not be performing greenhab ops

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water Meter: 144250

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: no

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: Personal rover of director used with her permission by CU- Staff

Hours: 1 hour

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 84

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 80

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: yes

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 79

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used:

Hours: 1

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 82

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: nothing to report

ATV’s Used: no

Reason for use: N/A

Oil Added? no

ATV Fuel Used: no

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs are safely secured near directors residence and will not be used by crew 213 for planned nominal operations

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to obtain water from town.

CrewCar used and why, where? no (in Grand Junction)

General notes and comments:

– Crew 213 had successful simulation of several medical contingencies on EVA today.

Summary of internet: functional

Summary of suits and radios: Suits are all working well. We are using our own radios.

Summary of Hab operations: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations: none

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Used for course lectures and briefings. All systems nominal

Summary of RAMM operations: none

Summary of any observatory issues: none identified as we are not using observatory

Summary of health and safety issues: None at this time

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None needed. Thank you so much for your support of our mission.

Crew 213 Mission Summary 24-May-2019

Crew 213 Mission Summary 24-May-2019

This course was our largest and most extensive iteration of our combined medicine and engineering education program. It went extremely well. Our crew enjoyed the simulations and clearly learned a lot about medicine and engineering as it relates to spaceflight.We continue to be grateful to the Mars Society for the opportunity to use this facility and all the resources it offers in our educational efforts. The major challenges we encountered were unpredictability with weather and managing a larger than normal number of students. The media team was an asset to our course and assisted us with arranging lighting and effects for our simulations.

As has been typical of our missions the daily EVA scenarios were handled safely and effectively and the emergency simulations were coupled with debriefs to ensure effective transfer of each learning objective. The feedback received from the crew both informally and through our own feedback process indicated a high level of enjoyment, respect for the facility, the course, and the challenges of a mission to Mars.

Our experience teaching doctors in previous versions of this course have lead us to a robust didactic, simulation, and discussion based curriculum. The landscape and the difficulties of living in the habitat are well known to us so there were few additional surprises. However, the weather was uncommonly rainy which forced us to amend our day to day operations on a near continuous basis. In the future, we will plan for back up activities to keep students engaged even when the weather precludes outside activities.

As this is the third time we’ve incorporated research projects into our curriculum, it has become a relatively routine part of our instruction. The crew was very receptive as were outside parties and we are looking forward to expanding this work in future missions. Our research is primarily focused on habitability, rapid iterative design, and feedback from task saturated personnel. We hope to present this at future meetings and continue to solicit more projects that can benefit from our unique population of medical professionals. Our projects for this year included a training and testing session of just in time training for ultrasound guided nerve blocks.

As always the realism of the EVA landscape is the most impressive feature of the MDRS site. The habitat facilities, EVA suits, and food supplies are well suited to the experience, however we have noticed a need for maintenance in both the habitat and space suits. Thank you for the continued opportunity to work with you on this project, we look forward to our continued collaboration.