Crew 195 Sol Summary Report 25May2018

Crew 195 Daily Summary Report 25.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 5

Summary Title

The final Day

Mission Status:

Good

Sol Activity Summary:

EVA to Robert’s Rock Garden (aka the martian graveyard) was undertaken by the intrepid MDRS 195 crew. It seems that no day passes on this mission without a medical emergency and today was no different. We struggled through the crisis and the crew handled it well returning to the habitat after declaring a Delta evacuation and working through the problems before their thorough and informative debrief.

Look Ahead Plan: return to earth tomorrow

Anomalies in work:

ATV 300- continued issues with battery. Unable to hold charge.

Generator and solar continue to be manually switched

leak beneath HAB continues to occur while running pump from water to static tank.

Weather: Scattered Clouds, hot

Crew Physical Status: Doing well.

EVA:

Reports to be filed:

Journalist Report

Photo report

Support Requested:

None

Crew 195 End of Comm 21May2018

Crew 195,

Congratulations on the completion of a successful day!

We are now at the closing of our Comm Window. Here is how your reports currently stand. As window is closing any additional reports can be processed by tomorrow’s CAPCOM

EVA 3 Request: Approved as received

Remaining from Yesterday:
Crew Bios Forwarded

Daily Reports
Sol Report: Forwarded
Journalist Report and/or Commander’s Report: Forwarded
Science Reports: Not received
GreenHab Report: Not received
Operations Report: Forwarded
Photo Report: Forwarded
EVA Report Forwarded

Good luck seeing the ISS!

Thanks,
Jordan

Crew 194 Sol Summary Report 18May2018

Crew 194 Daily Summary Report 18.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 5

Summary Title

Final Day in Sim

Mission Status:

Good

Sol Activity Summary:

Today was our final day in simulation. We started the morning with talks on behavioral health and performance, discussing the theoretical implications and practical measures that support crewmembers. We then performed our final EVA. Afterward, we learned about space associated neuroocular syndrome (SANS) and nutrition in spaceflight.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be departure for our first crew and arrival for our second.

Anomalies in work:

None. We were able to restart the stranded ATV after charging the battery.

Weather:Sunny early then clouding over this afternoon.

Crew Physical Status:Doing well.

EVA: We had a successful simulation of medical contingencies during EVA.

Reports to be filed:

Operations Report

Journalist Report

Support Requested:

None

Mars Society launches Kickstarter to fund a VR platform for the MDRS

The Mars Society launched today a Kickstarter campaign to help raise $27,500 for a new open-source virtual reality platform called MarsVR, which will be used for serious research to support the goal of sending humans to the Red Planet.

The MarsVR program will be a unique multi-phase effort designed to pioneer the emerging field of CrowdExploration, which we define as the partnership between the first astronauts on Mars and VR experts and enthusiasts back on Earth. The Mars Society aims to develop a special VR platform to assist with the initial human exploration of Martian landing sites.

Phase 1 of the MarsVR program will focus on designing training simulations for the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, providing direct assistance in preparing MDRS crew members for their analog research and testing. Since every moment at MDRS is valuable, just like actual astronauts working in space, the Mars Society wants its crew members to make the most of their time “on Mars.” Key elements of the platform will also be open-sourced so that the general public can freely make use of it to experience human Mars exploration.

As part of MarsVR, the Mars Society intends to build a high-resolution simulation of the entire MDRS habitat, both inside and out. To complete the experience, Mars Society staff will scan a one-square mile capture of the Mars-like terrain around MDRS using the latest photo-grammetry techniques. Funds raised beyond the $27,500 campaign goal will be used to expand the VR platform beyond the initial one-square mile capture to allow for a broader Mars experience for both crew and members of the public.

For full details about our MarsVR program and how to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, please visit: MarsVR.io.

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Field Season

Crew applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Mars Desert Research Station field season in southern Utah. Please note this is for the next field season which will start in Fall 2018.  The current field season is fully scheduled.

Please read carefully all information as there have been a few changes.

Apply Now

2017-2018 Field Season Schedule

Crew 182 (Team Peru V) – Nov 4-19
Crew 183 (MASER – Mexico) – Nov 18-Dec 3
Crew 184 (Mars Society 1) – Dec 2-17
Crew 185 (Mars Society 2) – Dec 16-31
Crew 186 (Boilers2 Mars – Purdue University) – Dec 30-Jan 14
Crew 187 (Team LATAM 2) – Jan 13-28
Crew 188 (ISU) – Jan 27 – Feb 11
IKEA Installation (non-crew special event) – Feb 10-18
Crew 189 (Supaero) – Feb 17-Mar 11
Crew 190 (UCL to Mars) – Mar 10-25
Crew 191 (Team Asia – Japanese & Indonesian) – Mar 24-Apr 8
Crew 192 (Project PHEnOME A) – Apr 7-22
Crew 193 (Project PHEnOME B) – Apr 21-May 5
Crew 194 & 195 (Wilderness Medical Society) – May 11-26
First Annual MDRS Curated Art Show – May 26-30