Journalist Report – January 21st

Journalist Report Sol 4 21Jan2022Yael Méndez- Commander Crew 226

Life on Mars has many details to take into account, thus a mistake can cost us our lives. That’s a thought the Crew came up with on Night of the Sol 3. Sol 4 began with a Crew full of energy to continue, it has been the best mission of their lives so far. Every single experience is an opportunity to learn from, every single decision is a new challenge. We had a snowfall in the morning and it was necessary to clear the tunnels to prevent accidents from happening.

Today has been a day where the Crew has gotten closer, the communication is getting better and the atmosphere is very similar to a home. Here we all care about the well-being of the other, seeking to create the best environment for everyone.

Cooking has been a great activity to maintain positive energy. Also, the time of making our meals has allowed us to enjoy a good conversation, to get to know each other more and to laugh. Today we prepared the best choclo arepa on Mars, based on corn and cheese. The crew has already adapted really well to the routines of the station. Everyone already knows their responsibilities and the importance of fulfilling them.

The teamwork has been really top class and I couldn’t be happier as a commander. We really are a good match for Mars.

Operations Report – January 21st


Name of person filing report: Carlos Salazar

Non-nominal systems: none

Notes on non-nominal systems: none

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 153.4

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 82.9

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 165.1

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: yes

Perseverance rover used: no

Hours: 226.5

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 100%

Currently charging: Yes

General notes and comments: none

Summary of Hab operations:

WATER USE: 25 gallons

Water (static tank): 410 gallons

Water (loft tank): 35 gallons

Water Meter: currently 0154971.5

Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Static tank pipe heater (on or off): on

Static tank heater (on or off) on

Toilet tank emptied: no

Summary of internet: nominal

Summary of suits and radios: nominal

Summary of GreenHab operations:

WATER USE: 11.5 gallons

Temperature: 74.5 °F

Heater: On

Supplemental light: Yes

Harvest: Cherry tomatoes 50g

18g mint

Summary of Science Dome operations:

SOC: 62%

Summary of RAM operations: used the broom located in the RAM to clean the snow in the tunnels.

Summary of any observatory issues: none

Summary of health and safety issues: none

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: none

Sol Summary – January 21st

Sol: 4

Summary Title: Mars is our home

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: The crew has adapted well to the routine of the station. We had a talk with Atila through radio comms, on which we are all bound to take the appropriate precaution measures.

Sol Activity Summary: The activities were carried out within the HAB. Clear snow from tunnels, cook and work on projects.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue working on the projects and carry out an EVA to collect geological samples

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: A little bit of snow in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: None

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, HSO report, EVA Request, Daily photos, Journalist report.

Support Requested: Collection and disposal of trash burnable and non-burnable

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