Science Report – May 04th

Here is the Science Report for 4 May 2018
Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew
Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: No further emergency evacuation locations were scouted.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: One solar flare was spotted today on the sun’s southwestern side.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: Beartooth devices are still not working and were not taken on EVA today.

4. GPS Route Measurements: Both EVAs today took the GPS with them to track their routes for their PHEnOM colleague.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Bacteria growth and monitoring came to an end today. The study showed promising results regarding the use of UV and a cloth to clean dishes on mars without the use of water.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: The study has been scrapped. Results will be from blue crew only.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Study has been discontinued after 7 days of data collection.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: Final measurements were taken for all crew members during EVA today. Analysis of the data will occur after the mission is completed.

Thanks,
Doug
Crew 193 XO and Science Officer

Science Report – 03 May 2018

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: No EVAs occurred today due to visit from an elementary school class.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: No pictures were taken with the camera today, because we hosted a group of school kids on a tour of the entire campus.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: No EVAs occurred today due to visit from an elementary school class.

4. GPS Route Measurements: No EVAs occurred today due to visit from an elementary school class.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Bacteria growth and monitoring will continue over the last two days of the mission. The study is continuing to show promising results regarding the use of UV and a cloth to clean dishes on mars without the use of water.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: The study has been scrapped. Results will be from blue crew only.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Study has been discontinued after 7 days of data collection.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: No EVAs occurred today due to visit from an elementary school class.

Science Report May 2nd

Hello mission control,

Here is the Science Report for 2 May 2018

Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew

Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: No EVAs occurred today due to weather.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: a very small prominence was found on the sun today.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: No EVAs occurred today due to weather

4. GPS Route Measurements: No EVAs occurred today due to weather

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Bacteria growth and monitoring will continue over the remaining days of the mission. The study is starting to show promising results regarding the use of UV and a cloth to clean dishes on mars without the use of water. Using dirt to clean the dishes seems to have some rapid growing bacteria!

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: The study has been scrapped. Results will be from blue crew only.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Study has been discontinued after 7 days of data collection.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: No EVAs occurred today due to weather

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Thanks,

Doug

Crew 193 XO and Science Officer

Science Report – May 1st

Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew

Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: Two EVAs took place today; however, no new sites were noted as useful for emergency evacuation shelters.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: One small, shallow prominence was photographed on the Sun. No other features were apparent.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: Beartooth devices are still not working. Troubleshooting through contact with the manufacturer is occurring.

4. GPS Route Measurements: Both EVAs took the device with them to map their route. Measurements will be used by a PHEnOM colleague to map the routes taken and determine if the easiest routes were used.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Bacteria growth and monitoring will continue over the remaining days of the mission. The study is starting to show promising results regarding the use of UV and a cloth to clean dishes on mars without the use of water. Using dirt to clean the dishes seems to have some rapid growing bacteria!

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: The study has been scrapped. Results will be from blue crew only.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Study has been discontinued after 7 days of data collection. No fogging was ever reported. One helmet fogged today on EVA during a brief rainfall. Once rain stopped, it returned to un-fogged almost immediately.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: Measurements of the crew’s weight, blood pressure, SpO2 and pulse were taken before and after the EVA. Maximum heart rate was tracked by a mobile monitor during the EVA when the astronaut felt that they were working hard (normally climbing a large hill. Analysis will be done as the mission continues.

Science Report – April 30th

Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew

Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: Two EVAs took place today; however, no new sites were noted as useful for emergency evacuation shelters. The second EVA found a location in Candor Chasma that had been previously scouted by the other EVA team last week.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: The crew astronomer saw one filament on the sun. No other features were apparent.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: Beartooth devices are still not working. Troubleshooting through contact with the manufacturer is occurring.

4. GPS Route Measurements: Both EVAs took the device with them to map their route. Measurements will be used by a PHEnOM colleague to map the routes taken and determine if the easiest routes were used.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Bacteria growth and monitoring will continue over the remaining days of the mission. The study is starting to show promising results regarding the use of UV and a cloth to clean dishes on mars without the use of water.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: The study has been scrapped. Results will be from blue crew only.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Study has been discontinued after 7 days of data collection. No fogging was ever reported.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: Measurements of the crew’s weight, blood pressure, SpO2 and pulse were taken before and after the EVA. Maximum heart rate was tracked by a mobile monitor during the EVA when the astronaut felt that they were working hard (normally climbing a large hill. Analysis will be done as the mission continues.

Science Report – April 29th

Science Report for 29 April 2018
Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew
Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: Two EVAs took place today; however, no sites were noted as useful for emergency evacuation shelters. If a crew was trapped north on Copernicus highway, there are several low sites where they could shelter out of the wind.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: Our CGA continued his task of monitoring the sun for sunspot activity. He found two dark features on the sun and another possible solar flare.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: Beartooth devices are still not working. Troubleshooting through contact with the manufacturer is occurring.

4. GPS Route Measurements: The first EVA of the day took the device with them to map their route. Measurements will be used by a PHEnOM colleague to map the routes taken and determine if the easiest routes were used.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Final samples of the project were taken from a towel wiped dirty dish that had been place under UV and a dirty dish that had been wiped with dirt and then placed under a UV light. Bacteria growth and monitoring will continue over the remaining days of the mission.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: No progress today. Possible that the continuation of this study from Crew 192 will be scrapped.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: No fogging was reported.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: Measurements of the crew’s weight, blood pressure, SpO2 and pulse were taken before and after the EVA. Maximum heart rate was tracked by a mobile monitor during the EVA when the astronaut felt that they were working hard (normally climbing a large hill. Analysis will be done as the mission continues.

Thanks,
Doug
Crew 193 XO and Science Officer

Science Report – April 28th

Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew

Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: No EVAs took place today.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: Our CGA continued his task of monitoring the sun for sunspot activity. He found a solar prominence during his imaging session this morning.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: No EVAs took place today.

4. GPS Route Measurements: No EVAs took place today.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Samples were taken from a dirty dish that had been place under UV and a dirty dish that had been wiped with dirt and then placed under a UV light. Bacteria are growing on the samples from the first test.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: No progress today. Possible that the continuation of this study from Crew 192 will be scrapped.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: No EVAs took place today.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: No EVAs took place today.

Science Report – April 27th

Science Report for 27 April 2018
Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew
Submitted by XO/Science Officer Doug Campbell

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: No locations were scouted during the EVA today. Emergency triage procedures were practiced so that a crew member might be safely transported to an evacuation location in the event of an incident.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: Our CGA continued his task of monitoring the sun for sunspot activity. He found a solar flare in the direction of our planet and immediately alerted mission control to the danger.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: Hand signal communication was used during the emergency EVA practice today. Further practice is needed to achieve a smooth process.

4. GPS Route Measurements: No measurements today, as the EVA was at the hab location.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Samples were taken from a dirty dish and a dirty dish that had been put under the UV light. There are minimal signs of bacterial growth from the first set of samples. It may take a couple more days to see signs of growth. Both sets of samples are now in the incubator in the hab.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: No progress today. Possible that the continuation of this study from Crew 192 will be scrapped.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Neither crew experienced fogging of the masks today. Both crews used a defogging spray and non-scratch cloth on the masks prior to their EVAs today.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: Measurements of the crew’s weight, blood pressure, SpO2 and pulse were taken before and after the EVA. Analysis will be done as the mission continues.

Science Report – 26 April 2018

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: No locations were scouted during either EVA today. Planning for an EVA dedicated to emergency procedures is in the works.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: Our CGA continued his task of monitoring the sun for sunspot activity. The sunspots are getting smaller – they were not visible with the eye but could still be seen with the Skyris camera.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: Beartooth devices still not working. Hand signal communication was used instead.

4. GPS Route Measurements: GPS was taken on EVA 8 this morning which proved very helpful in re-locating the rover after exiting the moon valley area. A picture was taken of the GPS device when EVA 8 parked for exploration and the crew the followed the GPS back to that set of coordinates.

5. Waterless dish cleaning: No samples were taken today. No growth seen on samples from previous day. Previous day samples were put into the incubator in the science hab today to speed bacterial growth.

6. The MAG (Maximum Absorbency Garment) utilization study: No progress today. Possible that the continuation of this study from Crew 192 will be scrapped.

7. Spacesuit Helmet Fogging: Neither crew experienced fogging of the masks today. Both crews used a defogging spray and non-scratch cloth on the masks prior to their EVAs today. One crew member thought their mask had fogged, but it turned out to just be dirt.

8. Crew Comfort, Health and Safety on EVA: Measurements of the crew’s weight, blood pressure, SpO2 and pulse were taken before and after the EVA. Maximum heart rate was tracked by a mobile monitor during the EVA when the astronaut felt that they were working very hard (normally climbing a large hill). Gold 01 is able to track his heart rate over the entire course of the EVA thanks to mobile technology. Results can be exported and used in this study. Analysis will be done as the mission continues.

Science Report April 25th

Hello Mission Support,

Here is the Science Report for 25 April 2018
Crew 193 – PHEnOM Gold Crew
Submitted by CGA Eric Shear

1. Emergency EVAC EVA: EVA 6 did not find any suitable locations for evacuation in Lith Canyon. The distance is very far from the hab, difficult to reach and quite exposed to the environment. Although it is beautiful! EVA 7 was to walk south alongside the Hab Ridge Road on foot, but was cut short due to warm conditions. Further investigation of possible locations will be done on future EVAs.

2. Sunspot and Solar Flare Monitoring: The sunspot from the previous observation has split into three smaller ones, and one prominence was seen. For photos, please refer to the astronomy report.

3. Shortwave Texting on EVA’s: After troubleshooting, one Beartooth device continues to not work today. We are awaiting tech support from the manufacturer. In the meantime, we continue to use the note app on our phones to communicate with our deaf crew member.

4. GPS Route Measurements: A GPS tracking route was successfully taken on EVA 7 with the Garmin GPSmap 60Cx. On this EVA, we walked 641 meters (roundtrip).

5. Waterless dish cleaning: Baseline testing was completed this afternoon. 2 swabs were taken from dirty dishes in the sink and two swabs were taken from dishes in the cupboard. The swabs were rubbed on a water/agor mix in petri dishes and will be watched over the next few days for bacteria growth.