[title Sol Summary – January 8th]
Crew 238 Sol Summary Report 08Jan2022
Summary Title: Walking Mars Mindfully: Back to the Future through the Labyrinth
Author’s name: Sionade Robinson
Mission Status: Ongoing
Sol Activity Summary: Group and individual research projects
continuing. Briefing and training on drawing and walking a labyrinth –
an ancient meditative ritual for mental health and wellbeing. Session
led by crew mate Dr Kay Sandor. A temporary labyrinth marked in soft
sand north of Science Dome and completed by crew. Cleaning and
maintenance ongoing. Two walking EVAs successfully completed.
Look Ahead Plan: Visit as requested by the Mars Society expected
tomorrow between 9am and 4pm. Journalist to be hosted is Oliver
Conroy of the Guardian (UK).
Anomalies in work: None.
Weather: Sunny and warm. Cloudier than recent days and winds increasing.
Crew Physical Status: Nominal.
EVA: Morning EVA to campus area directly outside Hab to draw a
labyrinth. (Turner, Pokrywka and Sandor) in an area suggested by
Mission Support. Unfortunately the ground was too compacted.
Afternoon EVA (Robinson, Werner, Marcellino) successfully drew and
walked a temporary labyrinth in an alternative location north of
Reports to be filed: Sol, Operations, two EVA Reports, Journalist and
Support Requested: Approval for an afternoon walking EVA (Pokrywka and
Robinson) to view and walk temporary labyrinth north of Science Dome
with journalist (see EVA Request) Please note we also plan to
initiate a crew Emergency Drill at this time (injured astronaut
rescue, previously noted in Crew Mission Plan). This will require
extraordinary approval for departure of three further team members to
recover injured astronaut from near the Science Dome back to the Hab.
Additional Support: Request collection of burnable rubbish from rear airlock.