Greenhab Report – April 20th

Crew 211 GreenHab Report – 20-APR-2019

GreenHab Officer: Chloé Peduzzi

Environmental control: Ambient with the door open

Shade cloth: 80%

Average temperatures:

Low: 14°C

High: 43°C

Hours of supplemental light: 0

Daily water usage for crops: 2 gallons

Water in Blue Tank: 125 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 19:30

Changes to crops: Crew 211 has just arrived today

Narrative: Crew 211 has just arrived today

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: None

Operations Report – April 20th

Crew 211 Operations Report 20-APR-2019

SOL: /

Name of person filing report: Julien Amalaberque

Non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Notes on non-nominal systems: nothing to report

Generator (hours run last night): 12
On (last night): 7 pm
Off (this morning): 7 am

Solar— SOC 79 % at 7 pm

Diesel Reading – 25 %

Propane Reading – 49 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 4 gallons.

Water (auxiliary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 475 gallons

Auxiliary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – 125 gallons

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – yes

Water Meter: 9 units

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: No
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, yes
Hours: 51.1h
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: no
Hours: 87.6h
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: no
Hours: 56.8h
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: no
Hours: 89.1h
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3) none

Reason for use:

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Yes, the trip from Grand Junction to MDRS

General notes and comments: Nothing to report

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Nothing to report

Summary of GreenHab operations: No operation, Chloe will send the first GreenHab report today

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support: None, thank you.

Sol Summary – April 20th

Crew 211 Sol Summary Report 20-APR-2019

Sol: /

Summary Title: Discovering the MDRS

Author’s name: Eléonore Lieffrig

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Today was a day of traveling and discovering the MDRS. Five members of the crew arrived at the station at about 1:30 pm. As Chloé, Julien and I discovered our new home, Carl-Henrik and Simon went back to Grand Junction in order to take the rest of the crew and give back our rental car. At the moment (7 pm), they are still on their way.

We took our marks here, cleaned a bit the Hab, chose our bedrooms and got to know the place. Shannon gave us a brief tour of the station, but a longer training is planned with the whole crew tomorrow morning at 10 am.

Tonight, we will read the Hab manual, welcome the rest of the team, and cook ourselves our first tasty Martian dinner.

For the crew 211,

Eléonore Lieffrig, astronomer

Anomalies in work: No problems.

Weather: Warm and windy

Crew Physical Status: Good.

EVA: No EVA today.

Reports to be filed: GreenHab Report, Operations report, Sol Summary Report

Support Requested: None

Operations Report – Apr 11th

Operations Report 11-APR-2019

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Tunnels

Notes on non-nominal systems: Lost more of the tunnel tarps last night. Repairs will be extensive.

Generator (hours run): Off at 7 am, on again at 7:30 pm
Solar— SOC 98 %.
Diesel Reading – 46 %
Propane Reading – 48 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 75 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no
Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons.
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no
Water Meter: not read

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: Still non-operational
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, no
Hours: 50.7
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: No
Hours: 86.5
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: 56.4
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 88.8
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)
Reason for use: None were used.
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today:0

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? Yes, to town for supplies

CrewCar used and why, where? Off-site

General notes and comments: Wind was better today but still not safe to work on tunnels and front airlock door.

In MOST AMAZING NEWS EVER, the county graded the road today! It is still far from perfect, but much better.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Did not attempt to repair front airlock again.

Summary of GreenHab operations: And I am still not done with the clean up.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Nothing to report

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew 206 confirmed they left both the biohazard containers and the radish plants. Neither is a health hazard, however, the biohazard containers are a bit of a regulation problem.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Crew 206 also left the two car batteries in the EVA room. Again, proper disposal of them is an issue.

Operations Report – April 10th

Operations Report 10-APR-2019

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Tunnels

Notes on non-nominal systems: About 50 % of the tunnel system has been damaged in the winds. No structural damage but most of the tarps are gone or damaged. More high winds today made repairs impossible.

Generator (hours run): Off at 8 am, on again at 7 pm

Solar— SOC 98 %. For some reason, even though it was cloudy all day, the power system worked beautifully.

Diesel Reading – 46 %

Propane Reading – 48 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 75 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons.

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: not read

Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: Still non-operational

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, no

Hours: 50.7

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 86.5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 56.4

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 88.8

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: Nothing to report

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use: None were used.

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals.

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:0

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No

CrewCar used and why, where? Off-site

General notes and comments: Extreme winds again today. No MOOP was picked up.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Front airlock still not fixed due to high winds

Summary of GreenHab operations: Still not done with the cleanup.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Still need to know who left the biohazard containers and what is in them. (see Health and Safety)

Summary of RAM operations: Nothing to report

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Does anyone know who left the regulated medical waste at MDRS? There are two small yellow biohazard containers out by the generator that should have been removed by the crew who generated them. As this is a regulated waste, I need to know what is in it and how to dispose of it. Who left it? Please follow up with this, everyone. Thank you.

I would also like reassurances from the crew who had the experiment in the GreenHab with radishes that had people names as the labels that there was no urine or fecal matter or any other human waste (or other animal waste) in the soil. Those pots were very rotten and smelled horrible. Please follow up on this everyone and let me know. Thank you.

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support:

Are the two pumps on the ground working or not working?

Why are there two batteries in the EVA room and what are they for?

See Health and Safety Summary.

Operations Report Apr 9th

Operations Report 9-APR-2019

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: Power system

Notes on non-nominal systems: On the evening of April 7th, there was a 3 second complete power loss. This is very unusual, but as I had not been able to get the charging indicator light to go on, I assumed the generator had failed and decided to just deal with it in the
morning. In the morning, I found the generator still running. I turned it off and the entire power system went offline. I checked and the generator, charge controllers and batteries. All were nominal. I could not restart the power system. The control center was non responsive. I went to do some research on what could be causing this, and after about an hour, the power system suddenly went on. The inverter light was solid and indicating. The power system ran fine for the rest of the day and I turned the generator on at about 9 pm and the charging light was solid and indicating, also nominal. No idea what happened. This power system had a mind of its own.

I have also confirmed that the solar power is not making it into the power system. The SOC slowly goes down throughout the day, while the charge controllers read PO5, meaning they are overcharged. So that power is not getting to the batteries. Conclusion: We are collecting power each day for nothing. We are running on battery and generator power only. I still haven’t figured out what is wrong.

Generator (hours run): Off at 7 am, on from 10:00 am to 11:00 for testing.

Generator alternator was replaced, oil and oil filter changed, air filter changed. I did not do the radiator as I don’t really know how to do that. I will change the fuel filter at a later date as the winds got very high so I stopped working on the generator. It is running beautifully tonight.

Solar— SOC 82 % at 8 pm.
Diesel Reading – 48 %
Propane Reading – 50 %
Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons
Water (static tank) – 75 gallons
Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons. Used 15 gallons today to water.
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no
Water Meter: not read
Toilet tank emptied: no

Deimos rover used: Still non-operational
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, no
Hours: 50.7
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: Yes, to park it in the correct place
Hours: 86.5
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: 56.4
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes, to park it in the correct place
Hours: 88.8
Beginning charge: 100
Ending charge: 100
Currently charging: yes

Notes on rovers: A reminder to all that rovers are to be used for sim purposes only. Crews are not allowed to drive them when out of sim.

Sojourner’s brake is loose but still operational.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)
Reason for use: None were used.
Oil Added? No
ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals.
# Hours the ATVs were Used today:0

Notes on ATVs: nothing to report

HabCar used and why, where? No, too windy to get water. Shovel and jumper cables were replaced as required by Health and Safety checklist.

CrewCar used and why, where? Off-site

General notes and comments: Extreme winds today. I noticed some of the tunnel tarps were not tied down properly yesterday but I did not get to them before the wind. They will need to be repaired once the winds die. There is also a lot of MOOP along the tunnel. It will be picked up once the wind dies.

Summary of internet: Nothing to report

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing to report

Summary of Hab operations: Doors were blown open today. The front airlock door jumped the 4×4 barrier and broke the railing on the east side of the front porch. It could not be closed in the high winds and so is open tonight with the inner airlock door locked.

Summary of GreenHab operations: So I’m not happy. The GreenHab has a plethora of old crew experiments that were not cleaned up or removed but simply left in place. Part of this was because when they were checked out, crews weren’t told to remove them, but most of it was because the crews didn’t take the GreenHab or the position of GreenHab Officer seriously. The Handbook and briefing make it very clear that crews are to take all their materials with them when they leave, unless they ask Mission Support and are given permission to leave them. I should not have to guess where a crew collected regolith so I
can return it to the proper area. This is to be done by the crews before they leave. This will be the second time this season that I have had to go into the GreenHab and work for days to get it back into sim shape. On a real mission to Mars, what is in that GreenHab will be
the most precious of resources. We aren’t doing well in this department.

All unharvested crops past their harvest time were removed. All experimental pots were emptied. Some new seeds were planted (lettuce and oregano). All plants were sprayed for bugs. More sticky paper is needed. GreenHab will still require another day of cleaning.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Still need to know who left the biohazard containers and what is in them. (see Health and Safety)

Summary of RAM operations: Used one of the new alternators, an oil filter and an air filter for the generator. Only one gallon of T4 oil remaining. Less than one gallon of coolant remaining.

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing to report

Summary of health and safety issues: Does anyone know who left the regulated medical waste at MDRS? There are two small yellow biohazard containers out by the generator that should have been removed by the crew who generated them. As this is regulated waste, I need to know what is in it and how to dispose of it. Who left it? Please follow up with this, everyone. Thank you.

I would also like reassurances from the crew who had the experiment in the GreenHab with radishes that had people names as the labels that there was no urine or fecal matter or any other human waste (or other animal waste) in the soil. Those pots were very rotten and smelled horrible. Please follow up on this everyone and let me know. Thank you.

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support:

Are the two pumps on the ground working or not working?

Why are there two batteries in the EVA room and what are they for?

See Health and Safety Summary.

Operations Report – April 7th

Operations Report 7-APR-2019

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: generator

Notes on non-nominal systems: generator needs maintenance and replacement of alternator. I plan to change the oil and replace the alternator tomorrow. That will leave only the coolant flush and hose replacement, which I don’t quite know how to do.

Generator (hours run): Off at 8 am, not sure when it was turned on last evening

Solar— 85 SOC % (Before generator is run at night). Turned generator on at 8 pm. Neither charger nor inverter shows as operational. That is consistent with my gradual loss of power throughout the day. I should have seen 100% until late in the afternoon, instead we were down to 95 by noon. So I will investigate this further in the morning.

Diesel Reading – 48 %

Propane Reading – 50 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 75 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: not read

Toilet tank emptied: no, It should be done, but there is not enough water. In addition, there is no digester that I can find in the Hab. I will pick up some tomorrow.

Deimos rover used: Still non-operational

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, yes

Hours: 50.7

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 85

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 86.5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes, but parked in the wrong place

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 56.4

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 88.8

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes, but parked in the wrong place

Notes on rovers: All four rovers require cleaning. Crew 208 reported that the mud was there when they arrived. I will work on getting them cleaned up this week. They should have been cleaned during checkout. Sojourner is also very muddy.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use: None were used.

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals. A couple of gas cans have a small amount of gas in them but I don’t know if it is ethanol free so I will just get more gas

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:0

Notes on ATVs: Two of the ATVs (Honda and 350.2) are absolutely filthy. Two (300 and 350.1) are fine. 350.3 is parked next to Sojourner. Is something wrong with it?

HabCar used and why, where? No, although I will need to get water with it tomorrow. It is also very muddy. There is also no shovel or jumper cables in it.

CrewCar used and why, where? The crew took it back to Grand Junction today. It was very dirty with clumped mud. David got most of it off but it needs to be given a good cleaning. Julielynn noted that when they originally picked it up it was not filled with gas. We should remind crews to read instructions in the Handbook before using the car.

General notes and comments: This report contains my assessment of the current state of the campus. It is not meant to criticize anyone, just to let everyone know my judgement on the state of systems.

Overall the campus is in very good shape. Some things have been neglected, and will need attention. There is, as usual, a collection of strange clutter and things out of place. My favorite is the four by four post underneath the stairs with some other junk. Like, why?

The damaged cattle panels and the rock pile remain from the beginning of the season. I will be able to move the rock pile, but will need help with the panels.

There are two pumps on the ground by my house. Are they working or broken?

It was a lovely day so I opened all the doors and aired all the buildings. We should have one more nice calm warm day before it gets cold and windy again.

The main road (Cow Dung) is in really poor condition and is in worse shape than when I left in January. Only raised vehicles can safely travel it and all rover travel should be done in MAX mode until it is improved. I’ve had no luck getting the county to maintain it. I will contact the BLM for assistance in this request. I also will suggest we ask the county again for maintenance before the URC or people won’t be able to get here.

Summary of internet: My internet had 0 bytes remaining for the next two weeks. 10 GB were added this afternoon. Thanks, Bernard.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing done today

Summary of Hab operations: The upper deck is ok. It needs a complete cleaning. The kitchen cabinets are dirty and there is still junk on the kitchen shelves (Atila!). The lower deck is dirty under the stairs, like no one has cleaned it in several crews. There are no jumper cables in the EVA room and it is dirty. There are two batteries in the EVA room and I don’t know what they are for and why they are in there.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Both the heater and the fan were on this morning. I turned the fan off and the heater down to 10 degrees C. The GreenHab is neat and tidy, but there are a lot of pots from crew projects and failed crops that have not been taken care of. I will take care of this in the next few days. The GreenHab
Coordinator, David Murray, will be here next week and he can decide what and if we should continue planting for the rest of the season. The germination tent is also in the GreenHab and was not returned to the ScienceDome after crew use as it should have been. It’s light but awkward and I will need help to move it.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: The Science Dome is in relatively good shape. One table is missing and there is trash that needs to be removed. General organization and clean up must be done. The floor is not clean. There are some unknown samples in biohazard bins out by the generator and I don’t know what they are.

Summary of RAM operations: Cluttered and messy. I will remove the extra materials and clean it up. On the south side of the building, the paint is peeling off above and on the side near the roll up door. My guess is this is due to the ice build up and then melt we had so much this winter

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing done today.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Please confirm that this report has been posted on the website. It is important that we retain these data.

Operations Report – April 7th

Operations Report 7-APR-2019

SOL: n/a

Name of person filing report: Shannon Rupert

Non-nominal systems: generator

Notes on non-nominal systems: generator needs maintenance and replacement of alternator. I plan to change the oil and replace the alternator tomorrow. That will leave only the coolant flush and hose replacement, which I don’t quite know how to do.

Generator (hours run): Off at 8 am, not sure when it was turned on last evening

Solar— 85 SOC % (Before generator is run at night). Turned generator on at 8 pm. Neither charger nor inverter shows as operational. That is consistent with my gradual loss of power throughout the day. I should have seen 100% until late in the afternoon, instead we were down to 95 by noon. So I will investigate this further in the morning.

Diesel Reading – 48 %

Propane Reading – 50 %

Ethanol Free Gasoline – 0 gallons.

Water (auxillary tank) – 0 gallons

Water (static tank) – 75 gallons

Auxillary to Static tank transfer– no

Gallons transferred: No

Water in GreenHab – unknown gallons

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – no

Water Meter: not read

Toilet tank emptied: no, It should be done, but there is not enough water. In addition, there is no digester that I can find in the Hab. I will pick up some tomorrow.

Deimos rover used: Still non-operational

Hours:

Beginning charge:

Ending charge:

Currently charging:

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR, yes

Hours: 50.7

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 85

Currently charging: yes

Spirit rover used: No

Hours: 86.5

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes, but parked in the wrong place

Opportunity rover used: No

Hours: 56.4

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes

Curiosity rover used: No

Hours: 88.8

Beginning charge: 100

Ending charge: 100

Currently charging: yes, but parked in the wrong place

Notes on rovers: All four rovers require cleaning. Crew 209 reported that the mud was there when they arrived. I will work on getting them cleaned up this week. They should have been cleaned during checkout. Sojourner is also very muddy.

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3)

Reason for use: None were used.

Oil Added? No

ATV Fuel Used: 0 Gals. A couple of gas cans have a small amount of gas in them but I don’t know if it is ethanol free so I will just get more gas

# Hours the ATVs were Used today:0

Notes on ATVs: Two of the ATVs (Honda and 350.2) are absolutely filthy. Two (300 and 350.1) are fine. 350.3 is parked next to Sojourner. Is something wrong with it?

HabCar used and why, where? No, although I will need to get water with it tomorrow. It is also very muddy. There is also no shovel or jumper cables in it.

CrewCar used and why, where? The crew took it back to Grand Junction today. It was very dirty with clumped mud. David got most of it off but it needs to be given a good cleaning. Julielynn noted that when they originally picked it up it was not filled with gas. We should remind crews to read instructions in the Handbook before using the car.

General notes and comments: This report contains my assessment of the current state of the campus. It is not meant to criticize anyone, just to let everyone know my judgement on the state of systems.

Overall the campus is in very good shape. Some things have been neglected, and will need attention. There is, as usual, a collection of strange clutter and things out of place. My favorite is the four by four post underneath the stairs with some other junk. Like, why?

The damaged cattle panels and the rock pile remain from the beginning of the season. I will be able to move the rock pile, but will need help with the panels.

There are two pumps on the ground by my house. Are they working or broken?

It was a lovely day so I opened all the doors and aired all the buildings. We should have one more nice calm warm day before it gets cold and windy again.

The main road (Cow Dung) is in really poor condition and is in worse shape than when I left in January. Only raised vehicles can safely travel it and all rover travel should be done in MAX mode until it is improved. I’ve had no luck getting the county to maintain it. I will contact the BLM for assistance in this request. I also will suggest we ask the county again for maintenance before the URC or people won’t be able to get here.

Summary of internet: My internet had 0 bytes remaining for the next two weeks. 10 GB were added this afternoon. Thanks, Bernard.

Summary of suits and radios: Nothing done today

Summary of Hab operations: The upper deck is ok. It needs a complete cleaning. The kitchen cabinets are dirty and there is still junk on the kitchen shelves (Atila!). The lower deck is dirty under the stairs, like no one has cleaned it in several crews. There are no jumper cables in the EVA room and it is dirty. There are two batteries in the EVA room and I don’t know what they are for and why they are in there.

Summary of GreenHab operations: Both the heater and the fan were on this morning. I turned the fan off and the heater down to 10 degrees C. The GreenHab is neat and tidy, but there are a lot of pots from crew projects and failed crops that have not been taken care of. I will take care of this in the next few days. The GreenHab
Coordinator, David Murray, will be here next week and he can decide what and if we should continue planting for the rest of the season. The germination tent is also in the GreenHab and was not returned to the ScienceDome after crew use as it should have been. It’s light but awkward and I will need help to move it.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: The Science Dome is in relatively good shape. One table is missing and there is trash that needs to be removed. General organization and clean up must be done. The floor is not clean. There are some unknown samples in biohazard bins out by the generator and I don’t know what they are.

Summary of RAM operations: Cluttered and messy. I will remove the extra materials and clean it up. On the south side of the building, the paint is peeling off above and on the side near the roll up door. My guess is this is due to the ice build up and then melt we had so much this winter

Summary of any observatory issues: Nothing done today.

Summary of health and safety issues: Nothing to report

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: Please confirm that this report has been posted on the website. It is important that we retain these data.

Mission Summary – Crew 208

Crew 208 Medical Makers – Mission Summary

Commander: Julielynn Wong
Executive Officer: Dean Jin
Health & Safety Officer: David Kim
Engineer & Astronomer: Amanda Manget
GreenHab Officer & Journalist: Erika Rydberg

 

Medical Makers is a global community of innovators, patients, and healthcare providers who use low-cost technologies to make sustainable solutions to save lives, time, and money.  Medical Makers host Medical Make-A-Thons worldwide to crowdsource low-cost, high-quality, life-changing 3D printable solutions for 3D4MD’s digital library.

Our MDRS mission dates were from March 28, 2019 to April 7, 2019. We completed a total of 7 EVAs.

                  

Crew 208 Medical Makers Projects at MDRS

Project #1: 3D printing drone maps of MDRS and the surrounding Mars-like terrain

Crew 208 Medical Makers XO and GHO processed Crew 207 Medical Makers drone maps and 3D printed contour scale models of MDRS. Two 3D printed MDRS elevation models will be provided to the Mars Society.

 

Project #2: Testing a new drone controller designed by a retired NASA astronaut, physician, explorer, pilot, and inventor

Crew 208 Medical Makers compared the performance of a traditional and new drone controller during flight tests. Post-flight surveys were completed and qualitative feedback was obtained.

 

Project #3: Evaluating a low-cost, high-fidelity, 3D printed thoracentesis trainer designed to allow Crew Medical Officers, their back-ups, and healthcare professionals to attain and maintain life-saving surgical skills to serve astronauts on long space missions and the 5 billion people who lack access to safe, timely, and affordable surgical care

Five crew members used a low-cost, high-fidelity thoracentesis trainer 3D printed on-site to acquire or maintain life-saving procedural skills to decompress a tension pneumothorax on a simulated patient. Three performance metrics were measured; performance score, procedure time and learner’s confidence.  Crew 208 Medical Makers data has been compiled for analysis and manuscript preparation.

 

Project #4: Demonstrating the technical feasibility of bike-powered 3D printing by six Martian analogue astronauts — who are following the International Space Station cycling ergometer schedule — to empower the 1 billion people without access to electricity to use portable 3D printing technologies and biodegradable plastic filament

Crew 208 Medical Makers showed that a renewable, green energy source can power a 3D printer to use biodegradable plastic to make customized medical devices that were previously printed on the ISS. Five crew members cycled for 1 hour per day for a total of 2 days per crew member on a bicycle to charge a battery that was used to power the 3D4MD 3D printing system.  Crew 208 Medical Makers used this bike-powered battery to 3D print two customized mallet finger splints out of food-safe, biodegradable plastic. Crew 208 Medical Makers data has been compiled for analysis and manuscript preparation.

 

Project #5: Testing a wearable sensor that monitors wear time for 3D printed prosthetic hands to reduce the risk of complications

Crew 208 Medical Makers provided feedback on a wearable sensor prototype for 3D printed prosthetic hands.

 

Project #6: 3D printing essential items on demand locally to save lives, time and money for the 3.75 billion people who live in remote or rural areas, the 136 million people who require humanitarian aid, and astronauts on long space missions

Crew 208 Medical Makers 3D printed the following 3D4MD catalog items;

  1. A parameterizable funnel for the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Green Catalog and MDRS Greenhab
  2. Toy ambulances requested by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders that are made out of biodegradable plastic that changes colour in sunlight or with temperature

 

Project #7: 3D printing low-cost, high-quality medical devices for healthcare providers who serve the 3.75 billion people who live in remote or rural areas and astronauts on long space missions

Crew 208 Medical Makers 3D printed the following 3D4MD catalog items;

  1. A ninja star two-point discriminator that meets Health Canada guidelines to diagnose and treat an injured astronaut on a long space mission
  2. An IV line protector requested by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
  3. A sexual and reproductive education model to promote HPV vaccination rates and reduce the risk of cervical cancer

 

Project #8: Testing a reusable and simple 3D printable ostomy system for stoma patients who cannot afford disposable ostomy appliances, a growing global industry that costs healthcare systems $2.5 billion a year

Crew 208 Medical Makers 3D printed two components of this ostomy system on-site at MDRS.

 

Project #9: Using reusable, personalized 3D printed straws made out of food-safe biodegradable plastic to conserve water at MDRS and reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills and oceans

All five crew members were using 3D printed colored straws to identify their personal cups for re-use all day to conserve our water resources at MDRS.

 

Acknowledgements

Crew 208 Medical Makers is grateful for the financial support of Dr. Robert Milkovich and Mrs. Marijana Milkovich, Ron Rivkind at Filaments.ca, and Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships.  Our MDRS projects are also made possible thanks to Atila Meszaros, David Mateus, and Shannon Rupert at the Mars Desert Research Station, Dr. Scott Parazynski and George Guerrero at Fluidity Technologies Inc., Jade Bilkey, Crew 207 Medical Makers, and members of the Medical Makers YGK, YHM, YKF, YMM, YVR, YYT and YYZ Chapters.