Sol Summary – November 17th

Crew 286 Sol 05 Summary Report 17-NOV-2023

Sol: 05

Summary Title: “Visiting Marble Ritual with Visitors.”

Author’s name: Roger Gilbertson

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The science dome bacterial growth experiment is showing excellent growth – essentially doubling in 24 hours. In the RAM, plaster mold fabrication continued with clean-up of the first half cast yesterday.

We continued EVA and Comms training for our visiting photojournalists, Andrea and Caleb, then conducted them on a two-rover, four-person EVA to Marble Ritual. They captured images from the surface and some of the hills, then we returned to the Habitat and captured a few more images near the Observatory dome as shadows lengthened prior to sunset. EVA finished at the planned time of 4:30 PM.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow the science program will continue to monitor growth. We plan a two-person EVA in the vicinity of the habitat to LIDAR scan and scout locations for an outdoor Martian music performance.

Anomalies in work: none
Weather: nominal

Crew Physical Status: nominal

EVA: EVA 5 completed, request for EVA 6 submitted for tomorrow

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist report, Photos, Operations report, Green Hab report, EVA 5 Summary, EVA 6 Request.

Support Requested: Internet access tomorrow morning at 6 AM to observe the Starship test launch from Texas on Earth.

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