Summary Title: Arrival & Mission Preparation
Author’s name: Dr. Kristine Ferrone, Commander
Mission Status: Nominal
Crew 269 arrived at the Hab at approximately 12:45 PM MT and received a basic Hab tour from Sergii. The crew then unloaded luggage and experiment equipment from both the CrewCar and the Aerospace fleet van and into the Hab. The crew also stocked food items (both MDRS-provided and personal) and completed basic meal planning for the duration of the mission. The crew explored the area around the Hab on foot for basic familiarization and took photos. The crew then completed the HSO arrival checklist and discussed basic safety and egress procedures with Shannon. The evening was spent writing reports and preparing rice and vegetables with Thai peanut sauce for dinner; the first round of bread dough was also prepared and started in the bread maker. Crew was not able to commence required training with Shannon and Sergii due to one outstanding COVID test result; hoping to receive this result soon so training can be completed in the morning tomorrow.