Commander's Report – April 8th

Last but not least!

Today was quite amazing. It was the last day of our simulation and everyone was a bit sad and at the same time excited and proud of what we accomplished.

In the morning, as usual, we had a good breakfast. Then, at 09h00, a part of the crew went for the last EVA. This group was composed of Cyril, Jean, Ignacio, Sirga, Julie. The weather was perfect for that EVA, a huge sun with no wind!

Also, the landscape was amazing.

At 12h30, we ate some soup with some homemade bread, the last one. We enjoyed it and had a good discussion.

At 14h30, the simulation ended and we started cleaning the station.

I would like to thank my team who did an extraordinary job and with whom I wish to realize many more missions and adventures.

This experience has changed my life and I can’t thank MARS UCLouvain enough as well as the Mars Society and Dr. S. Rupert for allowing me to do this adventure!

See you soon for new challenges!

Best regards,


Astronomy Report – April 8th

Astronomy Report

Name: Ignacio Sánchez Casla
Crew: 227

Sky Conditions: Clear
Wind Conditions: No wind

Observation Start Time: Observatory was only used to perform the closing procedure.
Observation End Time:

Summary: Closing procedure was done. The requested pictures are attached to this report.
I removed all the images I took from the Astronomer’s computer and left the ones that were already there.

Objects Viewed: None
Problems Encountered: None


Robotic Telescope Requested: None

Objects to be imaged this evening: None

Images submitted with this report: None

Errors Encountered: All images taken yesterday night failed. Maybe due to bad weather over New Mexico?

GreenHab Report – April 8th

GreenHab Officer: Cheyenne Chamart
Environmental control :
Average temperatures: 90°F
Hours of supplemental light: N/A
Daily water usage for crops: N/A
Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: N/A
Water in Blue Tank (full – not used) gallons
Time(s) of watering for crops: N/A
Changes to crops: N/A

Narrative: Today was the last day in the GreenHab, I am sad to say goodbye to this place and to my plants! I took the last measurements and pictures of them, cleaned, and tidy the GreenHab and threw away what needed to. It was very hot, again I let the door open. Only the crops that were in potting soil grew in the Greenhab (contrary to the ones in the Science Dome and in the Grow Tent), as it was very hot and with 10 mL I gave to every one of them, the water quickly evaporated in the GreenHab and wasn’t available to the plants.

I had a wonderful experience during this simulation, and I will forever remember the scent, heat and ambiance of the GreenHab !

Thank you CapCom for your support during these two weeks, martian salutations !
Harvest: N/A
Support/supplies needed: Nothing.

Journalist Report – April 8th

(The last day on Mars) Journalist Report
Crew 227 Journalist Report 8 April 2022
Sol: 12
Name of the person filling the report : Sirga Drouet

Last day on Mars for the crew 227 : Tharsis.
This morning was the last EVA for Cyril, Jean, Julie, Ignacio and me.
One of the most beautiful EVA of our adventure. On the program ECG for Jean’s experience, 3D mapping for Cyril in the Candor Chasma. We started by climbing a rock to have a good view to choose the most optimal place to enter the canyon. Julie did an incredible climb for someone in a space suit ! You had to know your body exactly and have confidence in yourself. That’s just like Julie 😉

She quickly found an entrance thanks to her position. So we left in the direction of this area which had not yet been explored by our team. A magical place we entered very quickly and soon the strata of rock pillars stood in front of us. An oasis of wonderful landscape. We returned and then our life on this planet came to an end little by little. The tidying up began and the red vision of the outside will remain marked for life.

Thanks to:
Cyril Wain, Commander
Jean Jacobs, Executive Officer
Audrey Comein, Crew scientist
Julie Manon, Health and safety Officer
Ignacio Sánchez Casla, Crez Astronomer
Cheyenne Chamart, Green Hab Officer
Julien Meert, Crew Engineer
To have lived this exceptional experience together.
To have gone through the ordeals to get there.
To have discovered this world
To have cried, laughed, discussed, innovated, learned
To live it all
Thanks to MDRS and Cap Comm for supporting us
Without forgetting Mecktoub who is now free in the desert

I hope that through my stories I have succeeded in sharing this dream with you
Above all, never let go of what matters to you !
If your future is on Mars do not forget to put your starred scarf.

Sirga Drouet, Communication Officer

Operations Report – April 8th

Crew 227 Operations Report 08-04-2022

SOL: 12

Name of person filing report: Julien Meert

Non-nominal systems: Nothing to report

Notes on non-nominal systems: Nothing to report


Spirit rover used: Not use

Hours: 167,6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 46 Yesterday

Currently charging: plug in

Opportunity rover used: Yes

Hours: 93,6

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 84

Currently charging: plug in

Curiosity rover used: Yes

Hours: 182,7

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 92

Currently charging: plug in

Perseverance rover used: Yes

Hours: 235,4

Beginning charge: 100%

Ending charge: 72

Currently charging: plug in

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations : Nothing special


Water (static tank): 209 gallons

Water (loft tank): 33 gallons

Water Meter: 157376,4 units

Static to Loft Pump used : 22 gallons

Static tank pipe heater (on or off): Off

Static tank heater Off

Toilet tank emptied: Yes

Summary of internet: No problems today

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing new

Summary of GreenHab operations: Nothing new

WATER USE: 0 gallons

Heater: Off

Supplemental light: Off

Harvest: 0

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Audrey finish all her experiment there so the hood will not be use anymore by us

Dual split: Off

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support : This Sim was a real pleasure ! Thank you for your work, we would not be able to have such a qualitative time without it !
Have a good Week-End !

EVA Report – April 8th

Crew 227 EVA Report 08/04/2022
SOL: 12
Name of person filing report: Jean Jacobs

Author: Jean Jacobs

Purpose of EVA: Exploration of Candor Chasma for data gathering.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Narrative: Exploration of Candor Chasma, Ignacio wore a ECG measuring device. The discovery proved to be physically demanding and the data will probably show an intense cardiac activity. Cyril was able to fly with the drone following the indications from the other team members.

Destination: Candor Chasma

Coordinates: 425100 N ; 520500 E

Participants: Cyril, Ignacio, Jean, Julie, Sirga

Roads and routes per MDRS map: Cow Dung Rd 0110, Galileo Rd 1104

Mode of travel: Curiosity, Perseverance, Spirit

Sol Summary – April 8th

Crew 227 Sol Summary Report 08-04-22

Sol: 12

Summary Title: End of a successful tour for the Tharsis crew

Author’s name: Jean Jacobs (XO)

Mission Status: Heartbreak for the crew as the end of tour arrives. A last EVA for some of the members to lift their spirits. The HAB is getting ready for the next crew.

Sol activity summary:

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 EVA to Candor Chasma + cleaning of the HAB

14:00 Lunch and end of simulation

19:00 Capcom

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny day

Crew Physical Status: Crew is in shape

EVA: EVA to Candor Chasma for data gathering

Support Requested: None at this time

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