Summary Title: Science Brief and a Martian friend appeared
Author’s name: Maria Grulich, M.Sc.
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: Crew 221 is feeling well and woke up to a beautiful day on Mars. The weather today was windless and mostly sunny; perfect condition to set-up parts of our weather station near the hab. The whole crew was working on building our own barometer and rain gage before the crew Greenhab officer and the crew Astronomer could leave the station to set them up on the outside of the tunnels. They experienced some issues attaching the barometer as the cable ties do not seem to work great with lower temperatures on Mars. The EVA team also revealed that we have a visitor around the hab! “Fuzz” is our adorable Martian and the crew 221 made it their crew mascot which we will use for outreach activities for kids.
The whole day was under the umbrella of preparing for our science experiments. Everyone was presenting their ideas for microbiology, geology, astronomy, human factors and technology demonstrations. Luis the Crew Engineer was the most prepared with a 9-slides presentation for his projects for the crew 221. A highlight was a cinnamon apple pie prepared for the crew by the commander. Finally, the crew also decided on their call signs:
Maria -Commander will be “Ewok”
Jessica -Greenhab Officer will be “Gobblin”
Luis -Crew Engineer will be “Frankie”
Ghanim -Astronomer will be “Astro”
Hemani -Journalist Officer will be “Juno”
Rawan -HSO will be “Luna”
Tomorrow will be a busy day getting samples for microbiology and plant experiments if the EVAs will be approved. As we are coming from many different places and the crew still has to learn to understand and respect their individualities and differences, the crew 221 planned cultural nights for all 5 different countries and today will be Kuwait! We are excited about it.
Look Ahead Plan: Cultural night Kuwait, Meditation/Sport Session, EVA for microbiology and plant experiments
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: sunny no winds
Crew Physical Status: All crew in good health.
EVA: Morning 12:06-12:50 PM
Reports to be filed:
EVA Request (AM/PM)
· Food request for:
· salt (empty in new food supply)
· onions (empty missing in new food supply)
· new sponges