Crew 286 Sol 05 Summary Report 17-NOV-2023
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
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.