Greenhab Report – December 3rd

GreenHab Report

Trisha Randazzo

December 3, 2017

Sol 2

Environmental control: (Choose which is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient (no heating or/cooling)

Ambient with window/door open

· Windy so unable to keep door open

Heating

· Functioning nominally

Cooling

· Not availabloe

Both heating and cooling

· Nominal

Shade cloth on/off

· On

Average temperature: (N/A until new sensor is delivered)

· N/A

Changes to crops: Note all emergence of seedlings, death of seedlings, etc

· One tomato is doing poorly, but everyone else is growing quite well!!

Daily water usage for crops:

· Complete with no issues

Time(s) of watering for crops:

· 12:55

Morning research observations: (Currently not operational)

· N/A

Changes to research plants:

· N/A

Daily watering and amount of water used:

· 2 gallons of all soils

Aquaponics: (Currently not operational)

· N/A

Narrative: Any other information you want to share

· Planted crew gifts of paper-whites. Two containers in the Green-Hab, one container in the Hab.

Support/supplies needed:

· Awaiting:

GreenHab Report – November 27th

Sol 5 – 27/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Jordan Bowden

Average temperature: 28.5 C in Greenhouse / 10 C Outside

Time 11:30 16:30
Temperature inside (°C) 30 C 26 C
Temperature outside (°C) 8C 12 C
% Humidity 16% 16 %


Changes to crops:  Everything is growing well.

Daily water usage for crops: 3 Gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops:  11:00, 14:30
Daily watering and amount of water used:  2 gallons used at 11:30, 1 gallon used at 16:30. 3 gallons total.

Narrative: Greetings CapCom,

Unfortunately my time on Mars is coming to a close, and as such, today was my last full day taking care of the Green Hab. Things have been coming along steadily in the space, and I’m happy to report that all of the plants seem healthier and bigger than when I arrived; as a non-expert gardner, this is the best I could really hope for.

Today we went on our final EVA: the sky was cloudy and the winds very strong. This weather was totally different than the rest of our time here on Mars: on other EVAs, the sun was so strong that we were sweating in spite of the actual outside temperature. Overall, it was wonderful to see the scenery and get some good work done outside the Hab.

Lastly, I wanted to emphasize how much I have enjoyed our time here, and how transformative the impact this time has had been on our work and research. I’m amazed by this space and the community that keeps it going, and I can’t say enough how grateful I am for this experience.

Let me know if you need any electronics designed or parts 3D printed for the upcoming Aquaponics system in the Green Hab, I could send them out to Mars if it’s feasible.

You’re the best, CapCom. Thanks for your hard work.

Signing off,

Jordan Bowden
Green Hab Officer

GreenHab Report – November 26th

Sol 4 – 26/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Jordan Bowden

Average temperature: 28.5 C in Greenhouse / 8.5 C Outside

Time 11:00 19:00
Temperature inside (°C) 40 C 17 C
Temperature outside (°C) 9C 8 C
% Humidity 18% 21 %

Changes to crops:  Everything is growing well.

Daily water usage for crops: 4 Gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops:  11:00, 17:00

Daily watering and amount of water used:  2 gallons used at 11:00, 2 gallon used at 17:00. 4 gallons total.

Narrative: Greetings CapCom,

Everything was growing well in the Green Hab today – it’s amazing to see the growth since Sol 1. Grow lights are operational. Nothing significant to report.

We had a great EVA today. Progress also continued on our 3D Printing projects – I came close to completing my design for a Neonatal Aspirator device.

All the best,

Jordan Bowden
Green Hab Officer

Greenhab Report – November 25th

Sol 3 – 25/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Jordan Bowden

Average temperature: 23 C in Greenhouse / 9.6 C Outside

Time 10:00 17:00 19:00
Temperature inside (°C) 31 C 20 C 17 C
Temperature outside (°C) 8C 12 C 6 C
% Humidity 18% 19% 20 %

Changes to crops: Everything is growing well.

Daily water usage for crops: 4 Gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 10:00, 17:00

Daily watering and amount of water used: 2 gallons used at morning watering, 1 gallon used at 17:00. 3 gallons total.

Narrative: Greetings CapCom,

For the most part, everything was growing well in the Green Hab today. One of the tomato plants leaves started to brown, in a region where it was wilted on Sol 1; I will monitor it closely. Grow lights are operational. Not much else to report.

GreenHab Report – November 24th

Sol 2 – 24/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Jordan Bowden

Average temperature: 27.3 C in Greenhouse / 9.6 C Outside

Time 11:00 16:30 19:00
Temperature inside (°C) 46 C 19 C 17 C
Temperature outside (°C) 16 C 7 C 6 C
% Humidity 17% 16% 26 %

Changes to crops:  Everything is growing well. The adult tomato plants are no longer wilted.

Daily water usage for crops: 4 Gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops:  11:00, 16:30

Daily watering and amount of water used:   2 gallons used at each watering, 4 gallons total.

Narrative: Greetings CapCom, things are going well in the Green Hab on Sol 2!

I noticed that it was very hot in the Green Hab when I checked it at 11:00 this morning (46C); I will be sure to open the ventilation tomorrow by 8AM. Otherwise, all crops are healthyl.

I installed lighting timer in the Green Hab today, so the grow lights are now online from 17:00-21:00.

Not much else to report. Outside my duties as Green Hab Officer, I set up our 3D printer server, designed two 3D printable medical devices, and explored Lith Canyon during our EVA.

All the best,

Jordan Bowden

Green Hab Officer

GreenHab Report – November 23rd

Sol 1 – 23/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Jordan Bowden

Average temperature:

Time 19:50
Temperature inside (°C) 19 C
Temperature outside (°C) 7 C
% Humidity 19 %

Changes to crops:  N/A – First day of mission

Daily water usage for crops: 3 Gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops:  19:50

Daily watering and amount of water used: 2.5

Narrative: We received our orientation late this morning, and as such I’ve only begun my work in the Greenhab. It’s an exciting place though: previous crew have left a growing crop of tomatoes, radishes, beans, and other crops. I was advised to use four gallons of water per day, but I only used 2.5 gallons, as the crops appeared to be well watered in the morning.

When I checked its status of the Greenhab at 19:50, the heater was not heating – not sure if it is supposed to be online at this time. It was working earlier today when checked at 12:00. In the end I sorted out that the thermostat was set to ~60 F. Please advise what the appropriate temperature should be.

I’m here mainly as a 3D Printing specialist – I’m wondering if there are any components to improve the work in the Greenhab that I could create?

Have a wonderful night everyone, I’m looking forward to another beautiful day on Mars.

All the best,

Jordan Bowden

GreenHab Report – November 17th

Sol 14 – 17/11/201

Green Hab Officer Atila Meszaros

Ambient: heating 10°C

Ambient with window/door open: door opened at 09:00; closed at 14:35

Shade cloth on/off: on

Average temperature:

Time 08:05 14:35 18:16
Temperature inside (°C) 29 15 16
Temperature outside (°C) 16 8 6
% Humidity 16 16 16

 

Changes to crops:  Bigger than ever!

Daily water usage for crops: 2 galons

Time(s) of watering for crops:  08:05 and 18:00

Changes to research plants: controls keep growing!

Daily watering and amount of water used: 1 ½ L approximately

Narrative:

Hi, Veronica, Atila in here, again. I hope you are having an amazing night.

Today is our last simulation day! Jeez, times really fly. I’m going to miss those little guys (I’m talking about the crops, of course, the crew too, tough). They are just huge.

We already ended simulation, and this is the final Green Hab Report, however tomorrow I’ll water the crops twice at 08:00 and 13:00.

I couldn’t obtain any conclusive results from my project probably because of the incident of #7 EVA (I wasn’t able to water the research plants that Sol). However, I’m aiming to continue my research with the analog soil on my university. I hope I will be able to let you know how that worked.

I forgot to mention in my last Green Hab Report, that, with help of the whole crew, the Green Hab is shining! We put our bodies and souls on that.

I think that’s pretty much all, if you need more information about the GH I will be glad to send it to you.

Thank you for being there!

Have a beautiful night on Earth.

Support/supplies needed: none

GreenHab Report – November 16th

Sol 13 – 16/11/201

Green Hab Officer Atila Meszaros

Ambient: heating 10°C

Ambient with window/door open: door opened at 10:20; closed at 17:34

Shade cloth on/off: on

Average temperature:

Time 10:36 17:06
Temperature inside (°C) 27 15
Temperature outside (°C) 10 8
% Humidity 16 16

Changes to crops:  Crops keep growing!

Daily water usage for crops: 2 galons

Time(s) of watering for crops:  10:36 and 17:06

Changes to research plants: controls keep growing! No signs of germination on the analog soil. The emergency day turned the analog soil like clay, again.

Daily watering and amount of water used: 1 ½ L approximately

Narrative:

Hi, Sylvain! Atila, here. I hope you are having an amazing night.

Kevin’s crops are growing pretty solid, Julio already sent a picture. It’s crazy! I wanted to ask what’s the plan for them.

I thought that the seeds on the Petri dishes were ready to be planted on the analog soil, again. They just needed another one more day. The quinoa seeds are not germinating on the control, either. I’m guessing that the day I didn’t water them was enough for them from drying. That almost killed all the project! I will need to continue with my experiment on my university with the analog soil to get solid results.

I think that’s pretty much all, if you need more information about the GH I will be glad to send it to you.

Thank you for being there, Sylvain!

Have a beautiful night on Earth.

Support/supplies needed: none

GreenHab Report – November 14th

Sol 11 – 14/11/201

Green Hab Officer Atila Meszaros

Ambient: heating 50 F

Ambient with window/door open: door opened at 12:32; closed at 18:20

Shade cloth on/off: on

Average temperature:

Time 09:40 18:44
Temperature inside (°C) 24 17
Temperature outside (°C) 4 5
% Humidity 16 16

Changes to crops:  Crops keep growing, a lot!

Daily water usage for crops: 2 galons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 09:40 and 18:44

Changes to research plants: controls keep growing! Petri dishes to plant on analog soil tomorrow!

Daily watering and amount of water used: 1 ½ L approximately

 

Narrative:

Hi, Kevin! Atila in here, and I’m a man, haha, don’t worry about it, it’s a common mistake. I hope you are having an amazing night.

Today I haven’t been on the GH the whole day, as you should know by now, we had an incident during our EVA.

However, on the morning I checked the crops and they are growing pretty solid.

I was making an Excel with information about the GH but I didn’t have time to update it today, I would do it tomorrow. Sorry about that!

The seeds on the Petri dishes are ready to be planted on the analog soil. Tomorrow I’ll begin.

I think that’s pretty much all, if you need more information about the GH I will be glad to send it to you.

Thank you for being there!

Have a beautiful night on Earth.

Support/supplies needed: none

GreenHab Report – November 13th

Sol 10 – 13/11/2017

Green Hab Officer Atila Meszaros

Ambient: heating 50 F

Ambient with window/door open: door opened at 12:32; closed at 17:05

Shade cloth on/off: on

Average temperature:

 

Time 08:56 12:52 17:05 18:44
Temperature inside (°C) 28 38 17 17
Temperature outside (°C) 2 12 10 5
% Humidity 16 16 16 16

Changes to crops:  Crops keep growing! Check the Excel for more details.

Daily water usage for crops: 2 galons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 08:56 and 17:05

Changes to research plants: the amaranthus control keeps growing, mustards too!

Daily watering and amount of water used: 1 ½ L approximately

 

Narrative:

Hi, there, Graeme! Atila in here. I hope you are having an amazing night

The crops from the former experiment in the Green Hab (GH) keep growing. Shannon will have to give them a look because the tomato seedlings are like a pest! I can’t believe how many seedlings are. I hope Shannon give me some instructions regarding this issue. They are growing pretty respectable, though.

I’ve made an excel with all the data of the crops and research plants. It’s only 15 KB, so I’m attaching it to the report.Each square is a pot, I hope it gives you a nice view of the GH.

However, it will be probably easier if I make a Drive like the Excel document with the dates and number of emerging seeds. And this Drive can be used for future crews too. Let me know if you have like a Data Base where I can put this kind of data.

The analog soil is not becoming clay anymore, thanks to a more rigorous water treatment, so I’m waiting for the seedling to show on Wednesday.

I think that’s pretty much all, if you need more information about the GH I will be glad to send it to you.

Thank you for being there!

Have a beautiful night on Earth.

Support/supplies needed: none