Commander Report – April 20th

Joseph Dituri
20 April 18

Woke to a great breakfast and a happy crew….hapoy to both clean and do final EVAs. During EVA crew left behind … ALL field day-ed lower and upper HAB inside moving all furniture.

Despite having been exceptionally clean within the HAB…another pack rat showed up. Verified not the same one as before although simular. It was caught in a glue trap on 3rd upper deck. It did not survive the ordeal and was disposed of.

Dusted all flat surfaces. Organized shelves near bathroom and downstairs and cleaned what could be cleaned.

Great geology and views. Returned from second (and final) exploration EVA and had pizza and pasta for the last supper in SIM.

IMPRESSED We are impressed with PHEnOM mission support Jamie. Thank you for getting us here! BZ Jamie and PHEnOM.

Crew intends to depart area at 0800 on Sunday.

Thank you for the opportunity to learn! Last Commander’s report.

~Dituri sends

Warm Regards,

Joseph Dituri, PhD(c)
CDR, U.S. Navy Diving Officer (ret)

Director – IBUM

Greenhab Report – April 19th

GreenHab Report
Name: Andreea Radulescu
Date: 19 Apr 2018

Environmental control:

Ambient with door open
Shade cloth: on
Fan: not on.

Average temperatures: 24.2℃
Low 13.6℃
High 53.2℃

Hours of supplemental light: None

Changes to crops: None

Daily water usage for crops: 9-10 gal

Time(s) of watering for crops: Twice: In the morning around 8:15 am and afternoon 6:00pm.

Moringa research observations: None

Changes to research plants: No

Aquaponics: None

Narrative: No significant changes. Expected to have another batch of tomatoes by tomorrow.

Support/supplies needed: None

Journalist Report – April 19th

Crew 192 Journalist Report 19 Apr 2018

Author: Victoria Varone

Today was a great example of teamwork by the crew, some of whom started the day with a WONDERFUL long hike on Hab Ridge Road, taking in some of the best views we’ve seen so far of the entire Martian desert.

There was also a combined effort of cleaning, organizing, and finishing up some tasks for the incoming crew, which is made up of our own fellow Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidates and friends.

We ended our day with a continued combined effort of cooking, attempting to make pizza and mozzarella sticks with the dehydrated “space food” supplies we had on hand. Believe it or not, it actually turned out delicious, and with everyone contributing to the effort, we both cooked and had everything cleaned in record time.

We’re capping off the night with a viewing of Thor: Ragnarok, and will continue prepping for our incoming crew tomorrow.

Victoria Varone

Operations Report – April 19th

Crew 192 Operations Report 19Apr2018

SOL 11

Name of person filing report: Richard Blakeman

Non-nominal systems: Hot water faucet in upper deck of hab, cleaned out water pump for water tank.

Generator (hours run): 12 hours

Solar ‒ SOC 87%

Diesel – 75% fuel

Propane – 61% (telemetry reported by Shannon) psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – All ATVs filled 100%, 25% left in one can.

Water (trailer) – Empty water tank secure ob Trailer.
Water (static) – 690 gallons (two external tanks)
Trailer to Static Pump used – Yes
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Water Meter: 133755.8

Toilet tank emptied: No. Last emptied April 16.

ATV’s Used: None

Oil Added? No but checked and OK last time road.

ATV Fuel Used: 0% today

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs fine, oil checked, gas full.
Assumption on percentage …untenable to check
Deimos rover used: No
Hours: 121.5
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: No
Hours: 32.8 (corrected)
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 27.4
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: No

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: A great EVA was followed by cleaning and preparing the hab for Crew 193.

Summary of internet: 0MB at 1900.

Summary of suits and radios: Suits all charging, three one-piece suits used, radios working fine. Inventoried and cleaned 30 ear pieces not including 5 our crew has.

Summary of Hab operations: Cleaning and organizing for Crew 193.

Summary of GreenHab operations: See GreenHab Report.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Thoroughly cleaned and prepared for next crew.

Summary of RAM operations: Trailer water tank moved out of RAM and back onto trailer and secured. Doctor requests water test kit before use. Cleaned, swept and mopped RAM…secured doors.

Summary of health and safety issues: Crew was very tired after working on water tank, so afternoon EVA was changed to an engineering EVA.

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support: Fuel for ATVs

Sol Summary – April 19th

Crew 192 Sol Summary Report 19Apr2018

Sol 11

Summary Title:

Author: Victoria Varone

Mission Status: Nearing it’s completion, we’ve begun field day work to present the hab in the best possible condition for the next crew.

Sol Activity Summary: A wonderful morning EVA across Hab Ridge Road capped off our intense EVAs for our mission, where we hiked along the beautiful ridge and collected some data on helmet fogging inside our spacesuits.

We climbed down and took some great photos of the beautiful sites and structures on our way back to the hab.

Upon returning, we had lunch and then executed a short engineering EVA to finish up some close-out tasks for the end of our mission and the incoming Crew 193.

Look Ahead Plan: Planning a few wrap up EVAs to collect last bit of Data. Getting the hab ready for Crew 193.

Anomalies in Work: None

Weather: Cool in the morning, then warm and sunny, ending with clouds in the afternoon.

Crew Physical Status: All crew are physically healthy and safe.

EVA: See EVA Report.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary Report, EVA Report, Photo Report, Commander’s Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report

Support Requested: None

Maintenance request: See Operations Report

EVA Report – April 19th

EVA Report

EVA #16

19 Apr 2018 – Sol 11

Crew members: Richard Blakeman, Ashok Narayanamoorthi, Victoria Varone

Objectives:
Exploratory reconnaissance of area around Habitat. Continued conducting of helmet fogging study and test of experimental hydration system.

Operations:
0800-1200

Narrative:
Performed a geological survey and hike of Hab Ridge Road, which provided outstanding views from every angle. Continued testing helmet fogging study, noting intensity of fogging (if any) in helmets periodically throughout EVA, especially during periods of higher exertion. We checked the hydration prototype. Walked all the way around the ridge road, climbed down, and took in the beautiful scenery on the way back to the hab.

Vehicles
None

__________

EVA #16

19 April 2018 – Sol 11

Crew Members: Joe Dituri, Andreea Radulescu

Objectives: Changed to engineering EVA to complete necessary tasks in the RAM and around the hab.

Operations:
1400-1800

Narrative: Checked the water tank in the RAM and loaded it to the trailer. Cleaned the RAM area. Crew was not feeling optimal after moving heavy items. Considering the crew safety, EVA was terminated earlier than the scheduled timing

Vehicles
None

Commander Report – April 19th

Joseph Dituri
19 Apr 18

The crew awoke in superb spirits. We conducted additional map training and MTU coordinate system training as well as topographical map indoctrination.

EVA team one left at 0800 with a compass and copy of map to ensure walking directions. Remaning crew did a full field day of sciemce HAB and it is standing by for inspection and for Korean film crew to use as staging area…as directed.

Additionally the stay behind team field day-ed lower portion of HAB and bathroom area. Finally we transferred ~450 gallons from 2nd storage tank to primary (black tank) leaving ~100 gallons in 2nd tank and black tank full. Also cleaned the water pump and pump container.

Inventoried, organized and cleaned 30 headphone / earpieces. Outatanding are 5 currently in use by our crew.

Afternoon EVA worked hard to remove water tank from the RAM and secure to MARS society trailer as mission complete on cleaning. They also cleaned RAM. The doctor recommends a test kit of sorts to ensure cleanliness prior to use and water consumption from container.

EVA CREW was a little tired / under the weather so they retreated to the HAB to do some training.

Did an inventory of all food and began prepping final report for end of mission.

IMPRESSED: Work ethic and “can do” spirit award goes to Andreea (Blue 03) who worked tirelessly on clean up, garden, bathroom and water transfer. BZ Blue 03.

POA&M: Intend on going out on EVAs tomorrow for final data collection and coming out of SIM not later than friday evening in preparation for cleaning and turnover wirh Gold crew.

~Dituri sends

Warm Regards,

Joseph Dituri, PhD(c)
CDR, U.S. Navy Diving Officer (ret)

Director – IBUM

Operations Report – April 18th

Crew 192 Operations Report 18Apr2018

SOL 10

Name of person filing report: Victoria Varone

Non-nominal systems: None

Generator (hours run): 12 hours

Solar ‒ SOC 66%

Diesel – 75% fuel

Propane – 62% (telemetry reported by Shannon) psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) – All ATVs filled 100%, 25% left in one can, requesting gas refill.

Water (trailer) – Empty, tank being cleaned in RAM.
Water (static) – 690 gallons (two external tanks)
Trailer to Static Pump used – No
Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – Yes
Water Meter: 133669.6

Toilet tank emptied: No. Last emptied April 16.

ATV’s Used: None

Oil Added? No but checked and OK.

ATV Fuel Used: 0% today

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 0

Notes on ATVs: ATVs fine, oil checked, gas filled yesterday.

Deimos rover used: Yes (out of commission per Shannon)
Hours: 121.5
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 100%
Currently charging: No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours:
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes
Hours: 32.8 (corrected)
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 68%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: yes
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 81%
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: Yes
Hours: 27.4
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 67%
Currently charging: No

HabCar used and why, where? No

General notes and comments: Some great EVAs on a beautiful day.

Summary of internet: 0MB at 1900.

Summary of suits and radios: Suits all charging, three one-piece suits used, radios working fine.

Summary of Hab operations: Cooked, cleaned, and organized the hab.

Summary of GreenHab operations: See GreenHab Report.

Summary of ScienceDome operations: None

Summary of RAM operations: Trailer water tank remains in the RAM to air out after being cleaned for the final time yesterday, will be checked tomorrow.

Summary of health and safety issues: None

Questions, concerns, and requests to Mission Support: – Hab upper deck faucet hot water shut due to increasing leaks.

– Fridge got hot last night despite being closed and plugged in properly, was unplugged and plugged back and is working fine again.

– Steps in front of rear airlock were secured again after become a bit loose after the first fix.