Summary Title: Welcome to Mars
Author’s name: Maria Grulich, M.Sc.
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: Today we woke up on Mars; it is a beautiful morning and it feels like we are just meant to be here. Our first day of being on Mars is supposed to be about familiarizing with the station. Everyone moved into their rooms and we are working on our cooking skills to eat better food than ramen and noodles, so commander Grulich made a German bread and a carrot cake. The morning started with our first ever EVA preparation. After the training yesterday, the crew was already briefed on voice protocols and procedures and checklists to go on an EVA. We only had to find all the required equipment which took us more time than expected. Still, the first crew was out of the habitat just 15 min later as planned. During our afternoon EVA, we managed to go through all the checklists, so the team was out just 5 min late.
Once back in the habitat, we had warm soup and hot chocolate. Then the crew was working on the first surveys for the crew HSO Rawan and crew journalist Hemani, while the rest of the team also is working on the mission plan.
Tonight, we will have our first sports session with Jessica, our GreenHab Officer. Every day we are going to either have a sports or meditation session and every second day we have a cultural night to learn about each other’s cultures.
Look Ahead Plan: Sport Session, Science Day
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: cloudy with high NW winds 25-40km/h gusting 60km/h no precipitation or snow
Crew Physical Status: All crew in good health.
Morning 10:15-14:00 low wind speed
Afternoon 14:05-15:14 higher wind speed
Reports to be filed:
Support Requested: None