MARS DESERT RESEARCH STATION

Daily Summary – May 12th

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MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 11

Summary Title: (We prepared together with Yair an Camilo all the necessary for the launching of their stratosphere balloon and the astratos capsule. It was successful. However, they lost the capsule and the balloon).

Mission Status: (All are fine)

Sol Activity Summary: We worked in our projects and additionally we started organizing and cleaning. All together launched the balloon and for some minutes all was fine. Now, they lost the capsule and the balloon because the rope broke)

Look Ahead Plan: (We will clean and pack. We will welcome crew 181 and we will come back to earth)

Anomalies in work: (The normal procedures from the hab)

Weather: Sunny and windy

Crew Physical Status: All are fine

EVA: (No EVAs today)

Reports to be file: (Journalist, engineering report)*** They are helping Camilo and Yair and they are late. So probably they will send it after 9 p.m.

Support Requested: We will call the Hanskville airport to let them know. We are worried about this capsule to hit someone when it will fall down. Do you have an advice?.

Later we will send the general report of the crew.

Prepared by Yendry

Journalist Report – May 10th

Prepared by Victor Roman, Crew Journalist

Date May 10 2017

MDRS Sol 12 update

Weird and lazy sol. It rained the whole morning and our EVA was cancelled. It has been the least Martian sol to date. When we imagine water on the surface of Mars, we think of almost unnoticeable streams, not a creek of centimeters wide with water pouring from sky. Okay, maybe once we started terraforming it. Anyways, it was fun to see the dry landscape become so damp.

Since we were trapped inside the hab for almost the complete sol, we spent most of our time writing, reading, playing cards, cooking a Mexican dish called esquite and talking about Harry Potter. It has been the least Martian sol to date, remember? Later we talked about other stuff like evolutionary psychology and politics.

Finally we planned activities for tomorrow and a movie for tonight. One of the crew members has Europa Report in his computer so we will probably watch that soon-to-be science fiction classic. Okay, maybe it is not the least Martian sol to date.

Daily Summary – May 10th

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MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 9

Summary Title: (Today was a rainy day and we stayed at the hab. All the activities outside the hab were postponed for tomorrow).

Mission Status: (All are fine)

Sol Activity Summary: (Today was a calm day. It was raining and we just had to stayed in the main dome cooking, reading and working in our projects)

Look Ahead Plan: (Depending on the weather Yair and Camilo will launch the capsule and all the crew will join them. The people from the UNAM will come to MDRS to record the experiment).

Anomalies in work: (The normal procedures from the hab)

Weather: Rainy and Cloudy during the day.

Crew Physical Status: All are fine

EVA: (No EVAs today)

Reports to be file: (Journalist, engineering report and EVA request)

Support Requested: No support

Prepared by Yendry

Crew Photos – May 10th

Commander reading

 

It rains on Mars

 

Martian streams

 

Talking about politics

 

Yair cooking esquites

Daily Summary – May 9th

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MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 8

Summary Title: (During the morning all the crew member worked in their projects. In the afternoon, the journalist of the UNAM arrived and started with the interviews about MDRS).

Mission Status: (All are fine)

Sol Activity Summary: (We did not do EVAs. We stayed working in our projects. Four members went to look for a suitable sector to prepare the experiment and to lunch the  capsule  tomorrow)

Look Ahead Plan: (Tomorrow, Yair and Camilo will launch the capsule and all the crew will join them. The people from the UNAM will record the experiment).

Anomalies in work: (We returned to sim and all it is running normal)

Weather:  Cloudy and windy.

Crew Physical Status:  Fine

EVA: (No EVAs today, we stayed around the house)

Reports to be file: (Journalist, engineering report and EVA request)

Support Requested:  No support

Prepared by Yendry

Crew Photos – May 9th

Mexican Journalists

 

Planning on the Map

 

Yair and his National Flag

 

Yair posing for a picture

 

Yendry and Camilo Collecting Lichens

Journalist Report – May 9th

Prepared by Victor Roman, Crew Journalist

Date May 9 2017

MDRS Sol 11 update

Everything is back to normal. The sim was reinitiated and we continued with our usual duties. Crew Engineer Gabriel Caballero worked with his rover, Grennhab Officer Camilo Reyes researched in the greenhab, and EVA Officer Yair Piña planned his next experiment measuring radiation.

All of us worked in our responsibilities and sat around the table to have lunch and talk about the usual topics, i.e.: how to use system theory and game theory to reduce the corruption levels endemic in all human societies.

After lunch we had visitors. Two journalists from the Autonomous National University of México – UNAM came to interview our EVA Officer; they were really friendly and brought presents for him. Then a small party was formed and left the hab in order to take pictures and collect lichens in the nearby area. 

Daily Summary – May 7th

Prepared by Victor Roman, Crew Journalist

Date May 7 2017

MDRS Sol 9 update

The first hours of the sol were normal. We evaluated the damage caused by the wind and found the tunnels were bent. Later each of us went to our place to continue working with our projects. After that we had lunch and as usual talked about ourselves.

The rest of the day has been different. Crew members went out for a programmed EVA and one of them had an accident in rover. The vehicle flipped twice and the driver passed out for few seconds. The rover, a helmet and a ATV got broken but the crew member is in a good condition.

However, just to be safe, a commission was formed in order to drive the crew member to Grand Junction’s hospital. The group left around 7pm and they are expected to arrive around 10pm to the hospital. As this is a very particular situation, we have broken sim for the rest of the sol and probably solmorrow.

We will notify CapCom as soon as we have more information about the crew member’s condition. However he should be fine: he had not visible signs of being hurt, just minor scratches.

Daily Summary – May 8th

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MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 7

Summary Title: (Four members of the crew went to Grand Junction St. Marris Hospital for one of the crew members being checked by a doctor.  They went to the hospital emergency room and the crew member injured had a good and fast medical care. Fortunately, it was nothing serious. For having medical attention, they asked for the insurance international number and details of the patient.  The crew members came back in the afternoon to MDRS because in the morning they went to pick up some supplies (helium and a package with the weather balloon). When they arrived all the crew went together with the MDRS director to pick up the vehicles.  We discussed and analyzed the emergency situation from yesterday)

Mission Status: (The crew member injured yesterday is in good condition today and also, the rest of the crew)

Sol Activity Summary: (two members of the crew stayed at the hab and continue working in their projects. However, they were out of simulation)

Look Ahead Plan: (Tomorrow, we will receive two journalists from the UNAM. Also, we will do an expedition to look for dinosaur’s bones with the director Shannon Rupert and next, we will work in our projects).

Anomalies in work: (We were out of sim today)

Weather:  Sunny in the morning and cold and windy in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status:  Fine

EVA: (No EVAs today. EVA report sol 6: During the EVA at sol seven that started at 5:11 pm, four crew members drove to white moon with three ATVs and one rover. The rover was on the head of the caravan and behind it, the three ATVs. When the rover arrived to URC North Side it took a corner but there was a big rock on the road, the rover over passed it and lost control. It went to the left side and rolled over twice, the left side of the rover was pressing the leg of the driver and he was unconscious for few second till the crew members got off their ATVs and ran to the place he was. The accident occurred around 5:25 pm.

The crew had to stop the simulation due to the gravity of the accident. They took out their helmets and the tanks to help him, the crew yielded him to made him react. The driver reacted and the crew pushed up the rover to took it off from his leg. Then the crew took out his equipment, he was fine but worried about the rover.

Then, the crew decided to move the rover to a better place and leave it there. The first crew member who saw the accident forgot to turn off his ATV, and It went ahead for few meters and rolled over, the crew pushed it and put it behind the rover.

Two crew members went back to the hab and asked for help with Shannon Rupert, the MDRS director, and they gave notice to the rest of the crew in the hab. Two crew members came back in theirs ATVs with the MDRS director driving her truck. She analysed the situation and decided to leave the rover and the ATV in the place they were.

She took two crew members in her truck and drove back to the hab with the other two crew members in theirs ATVs. She analysed again the crew member condition and decided to send him to the hospital in Grand Junction in her truck with other three crew members.

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Reports to be file: (Journalist, engineering report and EVA request)

Support Requested:  No support

Prepared by Yendry and Yair

Best Regards,

 

Yendry Commander

Crew 180