Sol Summary – December 16th

Sol: 6
Summary Title: Sledding on Mars
Author’s name: Jilian Welshoff
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary:
Crew 288 started the day off at 7:30AM for a breakfast of eggs and potatoes with leftover pizza toppings made by Jesus (ENG) and Lipi (JOU). The crew then prepped for another long of EVA, including 4 crew members, Cesare (CMD), Hunter (GEO), Riley (XO), and Lipi (JOU) who were going on EVA #6 to Compass Rock to collect GPR data and geology samples. They made a 100ft x 100ft grid perfectly and got a lot of clear data from the sled that indicated soil moisture in the top 10cm according to initial analysis. They were able to see the Hab from a far distance and enjoyed a joyride on the rovers home.
The crew that stayed behind had a day of maintenance, resewing patches onto flight suits, and repairing holes found in gloves. Jesus (ENG) made it his day’s mission to fix Baby Yoda who is now inflated and watching over the crew. Ryan (GHO) tended to his plants and moved around a couple of tomato plants. Additionally, he and Jilian (HSO) prepared lunch for the crew and did not follow a recipe, but it turned out great!
After returning from EVA, the crew got to enjoy the efforts of Ryan and Jilian. The crew took some time to analyze the data collected and catch up on some reading. Ryan went to the Greenhab again to water the plants. They enjoyed dinner of rice and stir-fried veggies and chicken made by Jesus (ENG) while completing reports and the Mid-mission Research Report.
To finish off the night they watched Galaxy Quest and enjoyed some tea and popcorn to prep for a nice Sunday rest day.
Look Ahead Plan: Create plans for upcoming EVAs and research headway.
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: Beautiful day outside, sunny
Crew Physical Status: Morale is high, and everyone physically is well just sore from EVAs
EVA: Successfully performed EVA #6 to Compass Rock
Reports to be filed: Eva Report, Journalist Report, Greenhab Report, Operations Report, Sol Summary, Astronomy Report, Photos, Mid-mission Research Report
Support Requested: None

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