Crew 215 Sol Summary 19Nov2019

[title Sol Summary – November 19th]

[category Sol-Summary ]

Crew 215 Sol Summary Report 19-NOV-2019
Sol: 9
Summary Title: The last EVA
Author’s name: Andrew Wheeler
Mission Status: Active
Sol Activity Summary: Gypsum experimentation got underway with the first samples being heated for either 5 or 10 minutes, either mixed with sand or not, reconstituted with 4ml or 8ml of water and set to dry in trays. During these experiments it became clear that the liberated water (distilled water equivalent) could be used to create a saline solution for medical needs and that the fine grained gypsum was actual plaster of paris and could be used for its original medical purpose. The morning also saw the last EVA as we returned training rock specimens to their original collection locations west of White Rock Canyon along 1101 Road (519500E 4247300N). The afternoon saw further experimentation with the gypsum samples and potting of new seedlings in the Green Hab. The sol was rounded out with Taco Tuesday, and fruit jelly with chocolate pudding for desert.
Look Ahead Plan: More plantings in the Green Hab and a continuation of the gypsum cement investigations.
Anomalies in work: N/A.
Weather: Possible rain overnight and during the day, light winds.
Crew Physical Status: Healthy
EVA: Sample return. See EVA Report.
Reports to be file: Sol Summary Report, Operations Report, Science Report, EVA Report, Green Hab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photos.
Support Requested: N/A