Sol Summary – December 28th

Crew 236 Sol Summary Report 28-DEC-2021

Sol: 9

Summary Title: One Hab to Rule Them All

Author’s name: Kasey Hilton

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The crew awoke at a modest 8:00 and by 9:00 was eating crepes with Nutella and sweetened condensed milk. Not a bad way to start the morning. By 10:00, it was time to start preparing for today’s EVA, which took Vladimir (GHO), Ben (JOU), and I to Candor Chasma in search of alternate habitat locations. Our descent into Candor Chasma felt a lot like Bilbo Baggins’s trek into the goblin caves in the Misty Mountains. Except it wasn’t dark. And there weren’t any goblins. And instead of a ring, there was a potential location for another Hab hidden somewhere. But besides that, it was the same. There was even a weird, pale creature following us the whole way! I guess you could call him Gollum, but we normally just call him Ben… Anyways, after EVA, the crew fell into their same routine of a short nap and continuing to chip away at research and outreach projects. After a dinner, we plan to watch the rest of Apollo 13!

Look Ahead Plan: The first half of tomorrow will be spent starting to wrap up research and outreach projects and then there’s an EVA scheduled for the afternoon. The crew on EVA will be going back to Barianca Butte for additional thermal readings and scouting for additional Hab locations.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Overcast, windy, with temperatures in the 30s

Crew Physical Status: Health and Safety Officer, Cesare, yelled “good!” from downstairs, so we must be in pretty good shape!

EVA: EVA to Candor Chasma was successful although it did not yield the results for Vladimir’s (GHO) project on finding alternate habitat locations as hoped.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Health and Safety Report, Sol Summary, and Journalist Report (with photos)

Support Requested: None