Crew 274 Sol Summary Report 02-07-2023
Summary Title: Sunspots, Rescues, and Focused Breathing
Author’s name: Sarah E. Guthrie (“Ceres”), Commander
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary: The crew performed the first in a series of rigorous EVAs which evaluate the use of rescue of a vest which hopes to assist lifting an incapacitated astronaut from the surface. The vest was engineered with multiple lift points for the ease of a one person rescue or two-member team. Additionally, the test uses a medical sled to transport the incapacitated astronaut of various terrain. The astronomy team captured amazing solar images with dozens of sunspots and prominences, unfortunately mechanical failure has closed the remote telescope for night time observations at MDRS leaving the team to use a different remote telescope located in New Mexico. As noted, this crew is particularly larger with 8 members and Mission Support kindly supported the team with an additional replenishment of water. Starting on Sol 7, the crew will continue to meditate in the evenings as part of Engineer Lojek’s study which hopes to reduce stress in high stress moments.
Look Ahead Plan: The crew looks forward two completing more rescue EVAs in the final days of this mission(pending approval).
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: Sunny, 1C High, -3C Low; Sunny
Crew Physical Status: Energized
EVA: EVA #9 completed for incapacitation rescue – successful
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations, EVA Request, EVA Report, GHO Report, and Astronomy Report.
Support Requested: None