Sol Summary – December 5th

Sol: 9

Summary Title: The Case for Hot Spicy Curry

Author’s name: Enkhtuvshin “Dono” Doyodkhuu

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: We had spicy beef curry for dinner which took the number 1 spot for the meal contenders, hence the title. Lunch was Korean beef bulgogi, which was also delicious. We had another harvest from the Greenhab today, and it really brings life to our palate.

We had a game night yesterday before bed, and the morning started leisurely for us a bit after 9 AM today. We decided to have brunch, after which we exercised until noon. I introduced the crew to the Musk Observatory afterwards. The crew then went onto individually work on their research and reports.

We noticed that the day was much more relaxed with no EVAs. We now have only two sols until our sim ends, and it feels like time blew past us too quickly. We’re trying to make time for team bonding every night after 8-9 PM to enjoy each other’s company, and hopefully afterwards when we return to Earth, we’ll positively reminisce about the time we shared a hot spicy curry on a distant, yet familiar planet.

Look Ahead Plan: Duluu’s hydroponic wick system has been working wonders in the Greenhab, and her newly sprouted plants seem fragile yet strongly willing to grow. Davaa has made two different types of bricks from the soil samples today—he mentioned that the clays were of such good quality that they can be used to make vases. He is now planning to make a geological map of the area around Cowboy Corner. I’ve encountered a solar prominence on the telescope today but haven’t managed to capture a good image of it. I’m planning to make use of all the programs on the astronomy laptop tomorrow and improve the quality of the pictures. Everyone is working on their respective reports to combine it at the end of the rotation. Hopefully we’ll see good results from these past two weeks.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Sunny. Almost no clouds. Very warm.

Crew Physical Status: All healthy.

EVA: No EVA was performed today.

Reports to be filed: Sol summary, Journalist report, Operations report, Greenhab report, EVA report, Photos.

Support Requested: None.

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