Science Report – December 31st

Crew 218 Science Report 31-DEC-19
Crew Science Officer: Dr. Jonathan R. Buzan

1. Decision Making in support of autonomy for crew EVAs:

Hypothetical scenario involving a broken leg during EVA. EVA crew went through the emergency procedures.

2. Mars surface weather:

Measurements were collected during today’s EVA.

3. Subsurface structure on Mars:

Data from yesterday was sent to Purdue University for analysis. Seismic reflection mapping instrument was deployed in today’s EVA.

4. Detecting radio signal strength:

Field measurements were collected during today’s EVA. Yesterday’s data is undergoing analysis.

5. EVA workload analysis:

Survey data was collected for today’s EVAs.

6. EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit) ergonomic assessment:

Survey data was collected for today’s EVAs.

7. Environmental Stresses over MDRS habitat and Crew Members and projection over Martian Terrain:

Measurements were expanded from stateroom to habitat floor.

8. Messier and other space objects for outreach:

Cloudy: nothing to report.

9. Reliability and maintenance:

No EVA: nothing to report.

10. Medical readings in preparation for the future crew-wide project:

The Zephyr bio-monitor was worn all day yesterday.

11. Collection of clay, shale, and hematite samples:

6 rock samples were collected.

12. Media and outreach:

Nothing to report.

Glassware check out: None

A reminder to all crewmembers: There’s a $300 fine for using any glassware material without MDRS Mission support permission.