Summary Title: All About the Biosignatures
Author’s name: Jen Carver-Hunter and Jenny Sumsion
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary:
Our second day on Mars began with a hearty breakfast of blueberry oatmeal made by Commander Jen. Morning meeting laid out the plans for another exciting day! The weather was beautiful and we decided to start our EVA directly after lunch. In the meantime, the group had a lively discussion about ways teachers could bring the MDRS experience to more students. Many great ideas were generated as we hashed out the subtle nuances involved in the process of program/contest planning. Hopefully, we moved Shannon closer to a productive, possible probability for her grant.
After lunch of a parmesan tuna casserole made by Jonathan and Jenny, we suited up for our EVA. Setting out across the Martian landscape and our adventures are covered in today’s EVA report by Jen2.
The team returned to the Hub at 3:45 exhausted, sweaty, and happy. Many team members took showers and settled down for an hour of personal time before a dinner of fried rice made by Jordan, Commander Jen, and Amy. There will be more games tonight for the partiers in the group.
Look Ahead Plan: Continuation of fieldwork lab, rocketry (build), end sim, Great Adventure to Salt Wash
Anomalies in work: No anomalies
Weather: Chilly (approx. 40 deg F), partly sunny, calm
Crew Physical Status: mostly good, one crew member left MDRS due to onset of illness symptoms
EVA: field work to locate and identify
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, EVA Request, EVA Report
Support Requested: None at this time