Commander Report – November 8th

Sol: 9
Summary Title: Busy day on Mars
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. As usual, Paula went to the GreenHab to water up the crops. Later, the crew had a team building session where they played The Mind – a team card game. Today was a big day! The crew reached the last level of the game, level 12. This shows how the team has been evolving and growing in confidence during the Nerio I mission. When the crew started playing, a couple of days before arriving at the MDRS, they weren’t able to reach a higher level than 4.

Later in the morning, Paula had a time-delayed communication session with her friend while the rest of the crew downloaded, organized and sent some data from the visual odometry robot (Lazarus) to Dronomy. Then, the crew took some pictures of the station for the WoMars website.

After lunch, Paula and Cristina went for a walking EVA around the Hab. The main goal for the EVA was to test Lazarus’ robot further and explore the area around the MDRS. Meanwhile, Laurene and Marta did some astronaut training, where they needed to solve some astronauts’ exercises and word problems.

After a long day, the crew will have a warm soup for dinner while they finish the movie they started yesterday – Gone Girl.

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