Commander Report – November 7th

Sol: 8
Summary Title: A good start for the week
Author’s name: Marta Ferran-Marqués, Commander and Crew Scientist
Mission Status: Nominal

Commander Report: Our crew woke up this morning at 8 am, and had a light breakfast. Later on, Paula went to the GreenHab to water up the crops and the crew continued with the troubleshooting for the EVA suits. The troubleshooting activities are progressing well and almost all the suits seem to be working now. After the crew downloaded, organized and sent some data from the visual odometry robot (Lazarus) to Dronomy. The EVAs are helping with the experiments and Dronomy is getting valuable data. Then, the crew went to the Science Dome and analyzed some more rocks collected in previous EVAs. The crew is creating a salinity map based on the EVAs carried out and the rocks analyzed up until now.

Laurene and Paula prepared lunch – an amazing lentils dish that brought me back to Spain! Thanks for that, girls.

In the afternoon, Laurene and Marta went for an EVA around the MDRS to take some more data for Dronomy and explore new areas close to the Hab. The EVA was a success! The crew walked for 7 km and arrived at the station exhausted, but the views paid off. Meanwhile, Paula and Cristina continued with the troubleshooting activities and the WoMars website and outreach.

After a tiring and stressful day, tonight is a hamburger and movie night!

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